US ex-Green Beret officer charged with spying for Moscow

Washington (AFP) - A former officer in the US Special Forces Green Berets was arrested Friday and charged with spying for Moscow, the Justice Department said.US-born Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 45, was recruited by the Russians as early as 1996, before he had joined the army but after several trips to Russia, the native home of his mother, the department added.While he was still at university he met with Russian agents in Chelyabinsk while he was studying there, telling them he was a "son of Russia" and was politically pro-Russian, according to the allegations.The next year Debbins -- whom...


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