Analysis of Ten Russian Agents who Pleaded Guilty 

Analysis of Ten Russian Agents who Pleaded Guilty

The governments of the United States and the Soviet Union, Russia have always been involved in espionage claims whereby each of the countries sends spies to collect information on their governments and plans of the military. On July 8, 2010, ten persons pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court for conspiracy to work as illegal spies of the Federation of Russia within the U.S. The Department of Justice in the United States announced that they could be instantaneously ejected from the United States.

During the hearings by Judge Kimba M. Wood in United States District Court for the New York Southern District, every defendant pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiring to act a spy of external regime in the U.S. without making it known to the Attorney General of the U.S. In their petition bargains, the culprits were supposed to unveil their real names in a court of law and lose certain possessions equal to the unlawful acts.

The respondents by the names Richard Murphy and Cynthia Murphy self-confessed being the nationals of Russia named Lydia Guryev and Vladimir Guryev and are spies of the Federation of Russia. Culprits Patrica Mills and Michael Zottoli self-confessed they are nationals of Russia called Natalia Pereverzeva and Mikhail Kutsik and are Russian Federation agents. Respondents Tracey Lee Ann Foley and Donald Howard Heathfield confessed to being citizens of Russia by the names Elena Vavilova and Andrey Bezrukov and are Russian Federation spies. Another defendant Juan Lazaro self-confessed to being a citizen of Russia known as Mikhail Anatonoljevich Vasenkov and is a Russian Federation agent.

The suspects, Mikhail Semeko, Anna Chapman and Vicky Pelaez who worked using their real names, admitted being spies of the Russian Federation; and Chapman and Semeko confessed to being nationals of Russia.

The U.S. settled to handover the defendants to the Russian Federation charge. In exchange, the Russia federation settled to set free four people jailed in Russia for suspected interaction with the Western intelligence agencies.

In his response, Attorney General Erick Holder said, “this case was amazing, worked on over years of commitment by detectives, legal representatives of intelligence, and prosecutors, and the bargain we settled on today offers a prosperous solution for the U.S. and its welfares.”

This unfolds the challenges that those who offer global intelligence to a nation go through.

A Security Management Plan for Espionage Attacks

Espionage is the act of making use of spies to get information about the secrets of particularly a competitive government or organization. For a security management plan to be effective, all officials of the government and stakeholders should go through vigorous eligibility assessments and background checks. When creating a security management plan, it is vital to put public participation on the forefront as one of the espionage techniques, mostly in the government’s critical issues.

It is paramount to understand that the spies are armies of despicable hackers worldwide who have a vast knowledge of current technology. They apply all that they know for military, political, and economic achievement. They have the technical expertise that they can use to put off anything from the governmental infrastructure to include utility resources and financial systems.

This what to consider when creating a Security Management Plan:

  • Know about where the spies are coming from
  • Find out their drive.
  • Reason like a spy
  • Pinpoint their tactics
  • Take a preemptive line of attack.