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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Officer Gets 12 Years




A Russian military court Monday sentenced an army officer to 12 years in a maximum-security prison for trying to sell secret data about Russia's missiles to a U.S. security agency, officials said.


Major Igor Dudnik was convicted of "high treason in the form of espionage," Interfax reported, citing Russia's Federal Security Service, the main successor to the KGB.


Dudnik, who had served with the strategic missile group in the Ural Mountains' Orenburg region, 1,200 kilometers southeast of Moscow, was arrested a year ago. Reports have said he intended to offer the CIA or some other U.S. security agency secret information.