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Of Russian secret agents.
Was working deep undercover right here in the United States the -- says the government's infiltrate.
American policymaking circles.
That's what the Justice Department reports it uncovered as it announced the arrest of ten people.
Men and women it claims were secretly serving as intelligence officers for our former Cold War enemy.
Prosecutors tonight releasing details about what they're accused of doing.
A document which is filled with stories of secret communications meetings and hand offs of money and information.
According to this complaint the suspects -- living and operating in the United States in the service of one primary long term goal.
To become sufficiently americanized.
That they can gather information about the United States for Russia.
Tonight prosecutors indicate they never actually achieve their mission but they did have some successes.
They Lee Miller on fox top story live in New York City tonight vividly what did these guys actually accomplish.
We know -- is actually too early to determine the extent of what they were trying to do in the United States but this much is certain they were certainly up to no good.
This now according to the criminal complaint currently before President Obama went to Russia last year Moscow sent its agents in New Jersey a message.
Asking for information on the US position on the strategic arms limitation treaty as well as Afghanistan.
And Iran's nuclear program.
And on another matter the criminal complaint says that an electronic message obtained by US law enforcement revealed -- I'm quoting now that one Boston conspirator.
Establish contact with a particular person.
That person is a former high ranking.
United States government national security official.
And another intercepted message out.
From that same Boston operative says that he talked -- an employee from a US government research facility the defendant quote had conversations with him about research programs on small high yield penetration.
Nuclear warheads recently authorized by the US congress in other words nuclear bunker busting warheads we will learn more over the next several days -- especially when.
These are defendants are indicted.
Yeah it was -- early on like this we're -- -- be spy charges what are the specific charges here.
So far there has not been an espionage charge but they are charged with a conspiring to act is unlawful agents.
The Russian government that carries a five year maximum penalty secondly there's a charge of money laundering that carries a maximum sentence of twenty years but again shepherd very possible here we could see additional charges when an indictment -- play well and and there's one suspects still out there somewhere.
That's right there is one suspect on the loose.
We should be mindful of is that all of the arrests have taken place in the northeast portion of the United States.
The one suspect that is still being sought use the name Christopher -- East Coast.
He is not in custody he did not -- in the United States -- purported to be a Canadian citizen and according to the legal document at some point he received a bad of money.
From officials that were connected -- via Russian UN mission here in new York and at this hour he.
Is being -- -- David Lee Miller live in New York tonight David Lee thanks very much now judging -- -- not.
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