Banker Sentenced for Conspiring To Work For Russian Intelligence

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  1. AMDR

    AMDR Captain Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 7, 2015
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    Russian Banker Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 30 Months In Prison For Conspiring To Work For Russian Intelligence
    Evgeny Buryakov, a/k/a “Zhenya,” Who Worked For Russian Intelligence Under “Non-Official Cover” As A Banker In Manhattan, Was Also Ordered To Pay A $10,000 Fine And Ordered Removed From The United States

    Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and John P. Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, announced that EVGENY BURYAKOV, a/k/a “Zhenya,” who worked for a Russian bank in Manhattan, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for conspiring to act in the United States as an agent of the Russian Federation without providing prior notice to the Attorney General. BURYAKOV pled guilty on March 11, 2016, before U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman, who imposed today’s sentence.

    Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “Evgeny Buryakov, in the guise of being a legitimate banker, gathered intelligence as an agent of the Russian Federation in New York. He traded coded messages with one of his Russian spy co-defendants, who sent the clandestinely collected information back to Moscow. So long as this type of Cold War-style spy intrigue continues to go on in present-day New York City, the FBI and the prosecutors in my office will continue to investigate and prosecute it.”

    Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin said: “Evgeny Buryakov is being held accountable for his efforts to secretly operate as a Russian foreign intelligence officer in the United States. Foreign intelligence officers attempting to illegally collect information pose a direct threat to our national security. Working with our law enforcement and intelligence partners at tracking down and disrupting these clandestine operations against our country will continue to remain one of the National Security Division's highest priorities.”

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  2. Pathfinder

    Pathfinder Lieutenant Colonel

    Dec 17, 2015
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    Pretty smart on the side of the Russians. This guy and others could have been used to create a false economic collapse. Russian controlled media channels like RT, Sputnik could be used to influence alternate media in the US thus influencing the minds of our people that there was an in fact reasons for the collapse. A cyber attack could be used in coordination to further bring the market down. This is a realistic scenario and I believe is a serious concern.

    Good find @AMDR
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