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Posted at 6:50 PM ET, 06/28/2010

10 charged as Russian secret agents

By Washington Post editors

Ten people, including three from Virginia, have been arrested for allegedly serving as secret agents of the Russian government with the goal of penetrating U.S. government policymaking circles.

The Justice Department announced the arrests Monday. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office says the three individuals from Virginia made their initial appearance early Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. The hearing was closed because at that point the case had not yet been unsealed in New York.

According to court papers in the case, the U.S. government intercepted a message from Russian intelligence headquarters in Moscow to two of the defendants.

The message states that their main mission is “to search and develop ties in policymaking circles in US” and send intelligence reports.

The court papers cited numerous examples of communications intercepted by U.S. investigators that spelled out what the 10 allegedly were trying to do.

One message back to Moscow from the defendants focused on turnover at the top level of the CIA and the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

The information was described as having been received in private conversation with, among others, a former legislative counsel for Congress. The court papers deleted the name of the counsel.

Another intercepted message said one of the defendants living in New Jersey, known as Cynthia Murphy, “had several work-related personal meetings with” a man the court papers describe as a prominent New York-based financier who was active in politics.

In response, intelligence headquarters in Moscow described the man as a very interesting target and urged the defendants to “try to build up little by little relations. ... Maybe he can provide” Murphy “with remarks re US foreign policy, ‘roumors’ about White house internal ‘kitchen,’ invite her to venues (to major political party HQ in NYC, for instance. ... In short, consider carefully all options in regard” to the financier.” 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.

The papers also said that on Saturday an undercover FBI agent in New York and another in Washington, both posing as Russian agents, met with two of the defendants, Anna Chapman at a New York restaurant and Mikhail Semenko on a Washington street corner blocks from the White House.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | June 28, 2010; 6:50 PM ET
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MACDONALD BANK is proceeding with the $22,000,000,000 J. Paul Getty war crimes lawsuit in Washington against Getty oil Company shareholders; based on Getty’s support for Hitler. J. Paul Getty; FBI File 100.1202, June 26, 1940, Espionage. 2003 documents declassified by UK Warfare Ministry reveal that in Oct. 1941 the pro-Nazi Jean Paul Getty employed and lodged Nazis at his Pierre Hotel in New York City; Nazis who were involved in spying on and sabotaging Allied Forces’ war production plants.
43,000 people were killed in the UK while J. Paul Getty was in Berlin still shipping oil to Hitler five months before Pearl Harbor … December 7, 1941.
J.P. Getty was investing in German government bonds. Jean Paul Getty’s mother; Catherine Risher was German. As aristocrats with treasures of art were executed -- beginning in 1933 -- with the outbreak of war; Getty assiduously added to his vast collection with the Nazis.

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Count one charges that the late J. Paul Getty, did support Nazi Germany with oil and financial aid from 1938 to 1941 and did house and employ Nazis at his Hotel Pierre in New York City who were actively spying on and sabotaging allied weaponry plants contrary to Section 906a. Art. 106a. Espionage; (a) (1) Any person subject to this chapter who, with intent or reason to believe that it is to be used to the injury of the United States.

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