Feds round up red hot tomato Russian spy along with 10 other covert ops who posed as everyday Americans while intelligence gathering for their masters in Moscow
Among the Russian moles nabbed by the FBI was 28-year-old divorcee ANNA CHAPMAN, a red-headed, 007-worthy sexbomb.
Chapman had been passing information to a Russian government official every Wednesday since January, federal authorities charged.
One rendezvous was in a seedy Greenwich Village bookstore where Chapman and her handler passed info via laptop.
The other suspects, including four middle-aged couple who lived seemingly ordinary professional lives, were supplied with bogus names and documents by Moscow in order for them to become "Americanized".
Under "long- term deep cover" they even had children together to make their cover even more realistic.
The suburban spies, which included residents of Montclair , NJ and Yonkers NY were supplied with fake names and identities and told to "infiltrate "policy making circles" in the US and hopefully, send secrets back to their masters in the Russian Federation.
Authorities said the Russian sleeper agents used old school Cold War spycraft – invisible ink, coded radio transmissions and encrypted data to avoid detection.
Ten suspects were charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government without notifying the U.S. Attorney General, and nine were charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering.
A suspected 11th agent who fled the US has been captured by federal agents in Cyprus, Turkey.
Meanwhile, President Obama was enjoying burgers with ex-KGB Russkie strongman Premier Vlad Putin’s lapdog, second-in-command President Medvedev.
Oddly enough, the hash joint where the two prexys munched burgers in Arlington, Va. was mere blocks away from where one Russkie spy cell was based.