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Ex-employee of the British Embassy in Germany was sentenced to 13 years of imprisonment for "carrying out espionage activities" in favor of the Russian Federation

Ex-employee of the British Embassy in Germany was sentenced to 13 years of imprisonment for «espionage activities» in favor of the Russian FederationBritish court said, that ex-employee of the British Embassy in Germany David Smith was sentenced to 13 years and 2 months of imprisonment for "carrying out espionage activities" in favor of the Russian Federation.

During the trial, the judge noted his allegedly extremely anti-British views, citing his "close ties" with Russia. Smith himself worked as a security guard in a diplomatic mission., but, according to the arguments, provided by the court, he, being in this position, allegedly had access to classified documents. Also specified, that he pleaded guilty back in November last year at the Central Criminal Court in London.

David Smith himself admitted that, what 8 once violated the law on state secrets. He also confessed 4 November, and the court, in its turn, decided to publish them a week later, 11-th of 2022. He was charged with committing 9 crimes under the UK Secrets Act.

Recall, that the "criminal" was arrested 10 August 2021 in Germany. Then he was accused of allegedly handing over secret documents to one of the representatives of the Russian special service., access to which he acquired while still in the diplomatic service. The defendant received a monetary reward as a service rendered..

note, that during the searches, spent in his apartment, Russian literature was found, as well as the emblem of the Ukrainian special forces "Berkut". Author:Egorenkov Alexander

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