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Tue Feb 18, 2020, 08:08 PM

Federal agents arrest man accused of acting as Russian spy in South Florida

Source: WSVN

MIAMI (WSVN) - Federal authorities have arrested a man accused of acting as a Russian spy in South Florida.

Prosecutors have charged Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes with conspiracy to act within the United States as an agent of foreign power, Tuesday.

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While working for the Russian government, investigators said Fuentes snuck into a condominium complex in Miami-Dade County, where a confidential source for the U.S. government lives.

According to the criminal complaint, “the Russian official tasked Fuentes with locating the confidential human source’s (CHS) vehicle in the parking garage of the CHS’s residence. The Russian official provided Fuentes with a physical description of the CHS’s vehicle and told Fuentes to locate the vehicle in the CHS’s residence parking lot, obtain the license plate number and note the physical location of the vehicle.”

Read more: https://wsvn.com/news/local/federal-agents-arrest-man-accused-of-acting-as-russian-spy-in-south-florida/

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Reply Federal agents arrest man accused of acting as Russian spy in South Florida (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Feb 18 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 18 #1
riversedge Feb 18 #2
bucolic_frolic Feb 18 #3
dewsgirl Feb 18 #4
Perseus Feb 18 #8
dalton99a Feb 18 #5
rockfordfile Feb 18 #9
Roy Rolling Feb 18 #6
ffr Feb 18 #7
keithbvadu2 Feb 18 #10
tclambert Feb 18 #11
IronLionZion Feb 18 #12

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 08:10 PM

1. Why are they bothering with this guy when there's one in the White House?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 08:12 PM

2. chuckle. I was thinking about the same --but thinking lots more in the Repug government.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 08:15 PM

3. This is the equivalent of a Show Trial

to deceive the public into thinking they're doing a good job.

Arrest the small time crooks so there's a lot of headlines, and let the Big Crooks continue their thievery.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 08:30 PM

4. Exactly, see we arrest Russian spies.🙄🙄🙄

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 10:45 PM

8. Excellent...I am still laughing, even though its true.

 

Now, that name doesn't sound too Russian, does it?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 09:04 PM

5. "We can help each other," the Russian agent told Cabrera.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article240390941.html

In a brief hearing, Cabrera, 35, did reveal that he had bank accounts and jobs in different parts of the world. He told a magistrate judge that he was making $7,500 a month as a researcher at the National University of Singapore and another $5,000 a month from a part-time job with an Israeli company in Germany, along with holding about $100,000 in bank accounts in Mexico, Singapore and the United States.

According to a criminal affidavit, Cabrera arrived with his Mexican wife last Thursday, rented a Chrysler sedan and drove directly to a Miami-area condominium complex.

The affidavit says Cabrera visited the complex to spy on a resident at the “direction” of an agent with the Russian Intelligence Service, which operates under President Vladimir Putin. It turned out that the resident was an informant for the FBI’s counterintelligence division who provides information on Russian spying activities in South Florida. Before he was asked to leave the complex, Cabrera’s wife took a photo of the federal informant’s car and license plate.

Cabrera, who was visiting Miami on a business and tourism visa, told FBI agents during questioning Monday that he had met with the Russian intelligence agent in Russia several times over the past year and that he instructed him to rent a unit at the condo complex in Miami to do surveillance on the FBI informant. His cellphone showed that there had been interaction between Cabrera and his Russian handler, according to the affidavit.

Cabrera also told the FBI agents that he had a second wife, who is Russian with two daughters. He said he met with them on his trips to Russia while he met with the Putin government’s intelligence agent.

The agent instructed Cabrera not to tell his Russian wife that he was meeting with him. He also promised Cabrera that he would help the Russian wife and her daughters get out of Russia.

“We can help each other,” the Russian agent told Cabrera.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 10:46 PM

9. Recruiting a hit

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 09:16 PM

6. Uh...

There was a big car with a Russian spy inside at the Daytona 500.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 09:43 PM

7. He should ask tRump if he can team up with him and Barr.

The U.S. Constitution is suspended anyway, so might as well get all of Putin's puppets protected.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 10:58 PM

10. Why would Vlad need more spies when he has Agent Orange in the WH?

Why would Vlad need more spies when he has Agent Orange in the WH?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:17 PM

11. . . . and it wasn't Donald Trump?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:31 PM

12. Good, now get the one at Mar-A-Lago next

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