CNN: detained on suspicion in espionage the American was active in social networks in Russia
NEW YORK, January 2. /TASS/. According to the broadcaster, Paul Whelan first visited Moscow in 2006.
American Paul Whelan detained in Moscow on suspicion of espionage, was active in social networks in Russia. This was announced Wednesday by CNN in a report from Michigan.
According to her, the 48-year-old Whelan, who, as previously reported, takes the position of Director for security of supply chain auto parts BorgWarner with its headquarters in Auburn hills (Michigan), used social media in Russia for the past 13 years and in his account of 70 friends. American, according to the broadcaster, first visited Moscow in 2006.
His youth fell on the period of the cold war, it was noted in the report, but after a visit to Moscow, the man became interested in Russia and learned Russian language.
On Monday, the FSB announced the arrest on December 28 in Moscow Whelan. The investigative Department of the FSB of Russia concerning a United States citizen a criminal case under article 276 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“Espionage”), providing punishment in the form of deprivation of liberty for a term from 10 to 20 years.