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Russia Jails 'U.S. Spy' For Four Years


A Moscow court has jailed a Russian citizen for four years for passing secrets to the United States.

The Moscow city court convicted Gennady Sipachev of spying for the United States by handing over top secret Russian military maps for the Pentagon to assist the targeting of U.S. missile systems.

Today's verdict on Sipachev was the first time information had been made public about the case.

The investigation found that Sipachev had sent the maps, which were classified as state secrets, to the United States through the Internet.

compiled from agency reports
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