'He shunned pretty women': How Marine vet 'spy' aroused suspicion of Russian intelligence and was 'caught red-handed in Moscow hotel room with flash drive containing names of Russian secret agents' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


'He shunned pretty women': How Marine vet 'spy' aroused suspicion of Russian intelligence and was 'caught red-handed in Moscow hotel room with flash drive containing names of Russian secret agents'

Retired US Marine Paul Whelan was detained by Vladimir Putin's secret services because he received an electronic database with a list of 'secret' employees of a Russian agency, it was reported in Moscow.

The 48-year-old had fallen under suspicion on frequent visits to Russia because while saying he went to have 'fun' he shunned 'pretty women' and instead made contacts with males who might have access to confidential information.

Minutes after receiving a flash drive in his five-star hotel room in Moscow, armed Federal Security Service (FSB) operatives moved in and detained him, reported Rosbalt news service, which has close links to the security services.

'The American received an electronic carrier in the room with a list of all employees of one of the secret Russian departments,' said the first of several reports.

'Five minutes after the transfer, FSB officers broke into the room and detained a suspect of espionage.

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