NEW YORK (AP) - An indictment has been returned in New York
against 11 defendants accused of spying for Russia.
The indictment unsealed in federal court in Manhattan on
Wednesday charges all 11 defendants with conspiring to act as
secret agents in the United States on behalf of the Russian
Nine of the defendants were also charged with conspiracy to
commit money laundering.
The 11 defendants who were arrested last week already faced the
same charges in criminal complaints.
The defendants were accused of living seemingly ordinary lives
in America while they acted as unregistered agents for the Russian
government, sending secret messages and carrying out orders they
received from their Russian contacts.
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