NSA Scandal: U.S. double agent arrested by German police

Jim Kouri
Law Enforcement Examiner
7/4/2014

In the aftermath of the controversy over the United States spy programs such as “Prism,” one agent working for German intelligence agency was arrested and charged with suspicion of spying for the U.S., according to European news sources on Friday.

The suspect allegedly gathered classified information about a special committee set up by the German parliament to investigate accusations of U.S. espionage including the stories regarding the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) bugging the phone of Chancellor Angela Merkel as part of President Barack Obama’s huge surveillance program.

European news media are reporting that the suspect arrested this week is an employee of the federal intelligence agency, known as the BND. The only description given is that he’s a white male in his early 30’s. The German prosecutor’s office provided no addition information…

 

 

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At BBC News, Germans summon envoy over ‘US spy’

The German authorities summon the US ambassador in Berlin after a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of spying for the US.

 

 
 

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