American Charged in Russia Tried to Steal $10,000 as a Marine in Iraq

As featured in Wall Street Journal



“This came very soon after the Butina case so it seems quite possible they are gearing up for a swap,” said Emily Ferris, Russia research fellow at the London-based Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies. “Russia often does such tit-for-tat moves, a ‘you got one of ours, we got one of yours’ type of thing.”