The Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office in Koblenz arrested a German official on suspicion of being a secret service agent for Russia.
As the authority in Karlsruhe announced, the employee at the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Use of the Bundeswehr was arrested by BKA officials on Wednesday. His home and workplace were also searched. The accused is strongly suspected of having worked for a foreign secret service.
From May of this year, the man is said to have contacted the Russian Consulate General in Bonn and the Russian Embassy in Berlin several times “of his own accord” and offered to work together. In doing so, he transmitted information from his professional activity – “for the purpose of forwarding it to a Russian
The investigating judge of the Federal Court of Justice issued an arrest warrant against the accused. The investigations were conducted in close cooperation with the Federal Office for the Military Counterintelligence Service and the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution.
German arrested for alleged espionage for Russia
The federal prosecutor’s office in Koblenz arrested a German citizen on charges of espionage for a Russian secret service. As the authority in Karlsruhe announced, the suspect is an employee of the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Use of the Bundeswehr. He is in custody.