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White Collar Partner Stanley Twardy Quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on Russian Spy Case: "Russian Spy Case 'Right Out of a John le Carré Novel'"

Publisher: Christian Science Monitor
June 28, 2010

At just about the same time President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev were chowing down at Ray's Hell Burger in Washington Thursday, FBI agents were closing in a Russian spy ring.

With one of the alleged spies about ready to leave the country Sunday, the FBI closed in, arresting 10 people - some of who had been in the US sending intelligence back to Moscow for a long time, according to court papers unsealed Monday.

"It's right out of a John le Carré novel," says Stan Twardy, a former US attorney for the state of Connecticut and now a partner at Day Pitney LLP in Stamford, Conn. "It will interesting to see how it plays out next couple of days and weeks from an international point of view and law enforcement point of view."
 
It's not clear if Mr. Obama knew about the spy ring as he was meeting with Mr. Medvedev. But Mr. Twardy says it would be normal to brief people in the White House and State Department.

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