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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Pope Charges Filed

Prosecutors have officially charged U.S. businessman Edmond Pope with espionage and sent his case to court, officials said Wednesday.

Officials have said the trial would take place in October, though no date has been set. Last week, the court turned down Pope’s appeal for release on health grounds.

The Federal Security Service arrested Pope on April 5, saying he had illegally bought plans for a torpedo. Pope denies doing anything illegal.