Another Hot Russian Spy Makes Mischief in the U.S.
July 28, 2010
(Chattahbox) – A 24-year-old Russian beautician has been arrested on July 15th for trying to take night-vision goggles out of the U.S. Anna Fermanova, who has been living in Texas, had the scopes confiscated on the plane to Russia and was arrested when she came back to the States.
The night vision goggles are on a list of “defense articles” that are considered “sophisticated military equipment.” The alleged spy had her passport confiscated and was placed under house arrest, where she remains until her court hearing. She could face up to ten years in prison.
Fermanova’s lawyer has said the spying allegations are false and that the woman’s husband was hoping to resell the night-vision scopes and goggles to hunters in Russia. The young woman teaches English in Moscow when she’s not in Dallas.