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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Rocket Officer Arrested

MOSCOW () -- The senior officer of the Russian Strategic Rocketry Command arrested by the Federal Security Service, or FSB, on suspicion of spying faces a sentence of from 12 to 20 years in jail.

The officer's arrest was reported by the FSB Public Relations Center on Tuesday.

The strategic rocketry officer, whose name was not given, is accused of high treason for allegedly "collecting secret data for sale to representatives of a foreign country," the FSB said.