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FBI: 10 Russian Spies Arrested in U.S.
« on: June 28, 2010, 2148 UTC »
Note that the suspects were allegedly "highly trained" in "short-wave radio operation" and "the use of codes and ciphers, including the use of encrypted Morse code messages".

Links to the actual criminal complaints are at the web site.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/06/28/world/main6627393.shtml?tag=topnews

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, June 28, 2010
FBI: 10 Russian Spies Arrested in U.S.
Suspects, Arrested in Four States, Were Highly-Trained Spies Seeking Access to "Policy-Making Circles," FBI Says

(CBS/ AP)  Updated 4:52 p.m. ET

Ten alleged Russian spies have been arrested in the United States, the result of a multi-year investigation in four states, the FBI said Monday.

Eight of the 10 arrested were "carrying out long-term, 'deep-cover' assignments" the FBI said, while two had lesser roles in the Russian intelligence program. The arrests took place Sunday in Montclair, N.J., Yonkers, N.Y., Manhattan, Boston, and Arlington, Va.

The New York and New Jersey defendants were expected to appear in federal court in Manhattan Monday. The Virginia defendants were to make court appearances in Alexandria.

One additional defendant has been charged but remains at large.

Their job, according to the court papers in the case, was "to search and develop ties in policymaking circles" in the United States.

Criminal complaints state that the defendants had an overarching goal of becoming highly "Americanized" so as to be able to freely gather intelligence in the U.S. and to "recruit sources who are I, or are able to infiltrate United States policy-making circles."

The U.S. government intercepted a message from Russian intelligence headquarters in Moscow to two of the defendants, Richard and Cynthia Murphy.

"You were sent to USA for long-term service trip," the message from Moscow. "Your education, bank accounts, car, house etc. - all these serve one goal: fulfill your main mission, i.e. to search and develop ties in policymaking circles in US and sent intels," the message added.

The complaint states that such agents - known as "illegals" - are highly trained in "foreign languages; agent-to-agent communications, including the use of brush-passes; short-wave radio operation and invisible writing; the use of codes and ciphers, including the use of encrypted Morse code messages; the creation and use of a cover profession; counter-surveillance measures" and more.

A "brush pass" is a covert hand-off of secret information, made as two agents brush past one another in public.

All of the defendants are charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government without notifying the U.S. Attorney General, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison. All but two of the defendants are also charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

The charges are filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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Re: FBI: 10 Russian Spies Arrested in U.S.
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2010, 2235 UTC »
Suspects, Arrested in Four States, Were Highly-Trained Spies Seeking Access to "Policy-Making Circles," FBI Says
So this is why fedgov policies appear to be so 'hosed' lately ...
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Re: FBI: 10 Russian Spies Arrested in U.S.
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010, 2246 UTC »

From: More Russian Spy News :

"The court papers described the defendants communicating with purported Russian
agents using a method not previously described in espionage cases here: by establishing
a short-range wireless network between laptop computers
of the agents and sending
encrypted messages between the computers while they were near each other.
"

AS technology advances so does the spy business ...
o Icom IC-756ProII, ProIII, Alinco DX-70, Kenwood TS-680s
o WinRadio G303e, Degen/Kaito 1103/DE1103, Stoddart NM-25
o 1/2 wave 80m Dipole used with several tuners
o Tuned loops from 2' thru 16' diam. capable of 160m thru 10m

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Re: FBI: 10 Russian Spies Arrested in U.S.
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2010, 2255 UTC »
The specific complaint filed by the DOJ - includes a few more details:

http://www.justice.gov/opa/documents/062810complaint1.pdf
o Icom IC-756ProII, ProIII, Alinco DX-70, Kenwood TS-680s
o WinRadio G303e, Degen/Kaito 1103/DE1103, Stoddart NM-25
o 1/2 wave 80m Dipole used with several tuners
o Tuned loops from 2' thru 16' diam. capable of 160m thru 10m

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Re: FBI: 10 Russian Spies Arrested in U.S.
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2010, 2317 UTC »
Interesting ... in this complaint (#2) they describe how steganography was used to pass some 'traffic' (steganography - the process of secreting data in an image; changing some byte data surreptitiously to send a few hundred characters undetected in a picture or image):

http://www.justice.gov/opa/documents/062810complaint2.pdf


o Icom IC-756ProII, ProIII, Alinco DX-70, Kenwood TS-680s
o WinRadio G303e, Degen/Kaito 1103/DE1103, Stoddart NM-25
o 1/2 wave 80m Dipole used with several tuners
o Tuned loops from 2' thru 16' diam. capable of 160m thru 10m

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Re: FBI: 10 Russian Spies Arrested in U.S.
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2010, 2325 UTC »
From within complaint #2, as if we needed to be informed 'shortwave' is involved in "radiograms" (messages) being passed to 'spys':

"30. Furthermore, during the 2006 Seattle Search, law enforcement
agents entered the Seattle Apartment and observed there a radio
that can be used for receiving short-wave radio transmissions
"

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o Icom IC-756ProII, ProIII, Alinco DX-70, Kenwood TS-680s
o WinRadio G303e, Degen/Kaito 1103/DE1103, Stoddart NM-25
o 1/2 wave 80m Dipole used with several tuners
o Tuned loops from 2' thru 16' diam. capable of 160m thru 10m

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Re: FBI: 10 Russian Spies Arrested in U.S.
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2010, 2335 UTC »
Anyone recently gone missing from #wunclub?

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Re: FBI: 10 Russian Spies Arrested in U.S.
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2010, 2341 UTC »
Anyone recently gone missing from #wunclub?
The entire lot; ... as of 2006 it would appear.






Edit: For clarity (thinking two thoughts while typing)
« Last Edit: June 29, 2010, 0042 UTC by SW-J »
o Icom IC-756ProII, ProIII, Alinco DX-70, Kenwood TS-680s
o WinRadio G303e, Degen/Kaito 1103/DE1103, Stoddart NM-25
o 1/2 wave 80m Dipole used with several tuners
o Tuned loops from 2' thru 16' diam. capable of 160m thru 10m

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Re: FBI: 10 Russian Spies Arrested in U.S.
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2010, 0216 UTC »
There's a Canuck connection too:
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/06/28/us-russian-spies.html

And we didn't fair any better in securing our govt.:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/06/22/spying-csis.html

Cheers!

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Photo of red-head spy
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2010, 1355 UTC »

Wow ... one of those spies was quite a looker - a fiery redhead with 'a masters in economics' per the story :

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/spy_ring_qzWW8bImf9yEDTbtXcQnUL
o Icom IC-756ProII, ProIII, Alinco DX-70, Kenwood TS-680s
o WinRadio G303e, Degen/Kaito 1103/DE1103, Stoddart NM-25
o 1/2 wave 80m Dipole used with several tuners
o Tuned loops from 2' thru 16' diam. capable of 160m thru 10m

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Re: Photo of red-head spy
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2010, 1938 UTC »

Wow ... one of those spies was quite a looker - a fiery redhead with 'a masters in economics' per the story :

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/spy_ring_qzWW8bImf9yEDTbtXcQnUL

  I want to know where the rest of the pictures are   ONLY 1 PICTURE of her in lingerie   COME ON NOW STOP TEASING US  ;) ;)

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Re: Photo of red-head spy
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2010, 2008 UTC »

Wow ... one of those spies was quite a looker - a fiery redhead with 'a masters in economics' per the story :

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/spy_ring_qzWW8bImf9yEDTbtXcQnUL

  I want to know where the rest of the pictures are   ONLY 1 PICTURE of her in lingerie   COME ON NOW STOP TEASING US  ;) ;)

Count on The Smoking Gun to come through:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2010/0629101chapman1.html
o Icom IC-756ProII, ProIII, Alinco DX-70, Kenwood TS-680s
o WinRadio G303e, Degen/Kaito 1103/DE1103, Stoddart NM-25
o 1/2 wave 80m Dipole used with several tuners
o Tuned loops from 2' thru 16' diam. capable of 160m thru 10m

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Re: FBI: 10 Russian Spies Arrested in U.S.
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2010, 2133 UTC »
  What no PLAYBOY shoot???   the tiger stripe outfit made her look like a cheap hooker   LOL  ;)