Polish lawyer charged with spying for Russia convicted to 4 years in prison

20:10, 20 March 2017

Warsaw’s District Court has sentenced a lawyer to a four-year prison term on spying charges, according to PAP.


The lawyer was convicted for spying in favor of Russia’s military intelligence, GRU, the act which inflicted damage to Poland, PAP reports.

However, the convict does plead guilty.

The prosecution requested a six-year term.

It is noted that the trial began in 2016, while all hearings were held behind closed doors.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Poland’s counterintelligence detained an officer on suspicion of spying for the Russian Federation, according to tvn24.pl. The suspect was a senior lieutenant who has been on the wanted list since August this year. He is suspected of transferring classified information to the Russian intelligence.

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