FBI: Russians Tried to Recruit Spies at University in N.Y.

January 27, 2015

The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday charged that three Russians had been part of a spy ring in New York City for their country -- and that they sought recruits at a university in New York. An announcement from the FBI said that the Russians attempted "to recruit United States residents, including several individuals employed by major companies, and several young women with ties to a major university located in New York, New York (“University-1”), as intelligence sources." The announcement also said that the Russians discussed efforts of other agents "to recruit a number of other Russian-origin individuals associated with University-1 as intelligence sources."

+ -

Expand commentsHide comments  —   Join the conversation!

Opinions on Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed’s Blog U

Back to Top