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12th Russian spy: A Microsoft employee

A Microsoft employee, Alexey Karetnikov is an alleged 12th Russian spy, who worked at Microsoft and lived in Redmond, now deported to Russia on July 13th. “Since, federal prosecutors reportedly don’t have enough evidence to charge Karetnikov as a secret agent. He admitted to immigration violations and accepted deportation, to avoid further court proceedings,” reports the WP.

“Karetnikov reportedly entered in the U.S. in October. Microsoft spokesman Lou Gellos confirmed to Washington Post that “Karetnikov worked at the company for nine months as a software tester, but gave no further details. Karetnikov was reportedly taken into custody June 28 and held on immigration violations before being deported.”

A Facebook page for an Alexey Karetnikov lists his current city as Redmond and gives his employers as Microsoft and a company called Neobit.”


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