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Central Intelligence Agency

German spy charged with treason for aiding CIA and Russia

A German spy who allegedly acted as a double agent for the United States and Russia has been charged with treason, breach of official secrecy and taking bribes, Germany's federal prosecutors' office said Thursday. The 32-year-old, identified only as Markus R. due to privacy rules, is accused of offering his services to the CIA in early 2008 while working for Germany's foreign intelligence agency BND. Documents he gave the U.S. spy agency would have revealed details of the BND's work and personnel abroad, officials said. "In doing so the accused caused serious danger to Germany's external security," prosecutors said in a statement. "In return the...