Russia expels US diplomat in spy scandal

Updated: May 15, 2013 12:05 IST

Russian officials on Wednesday expelled an American diplomat who was allegedly trying to recruit a spy in Moscow. Overnight, they detained Ryan Fogle, a third secretary at the U.S. embassy. Officials claim Fogle targeted an intelligence officer and that he had special technical equipment, a disguise and lots of cash with him when he was stopped by security agents. Video released by Russia's Security Service purports to show Fogle in disguise and being brought into custody.The country's foreign ministry handed Fogle over to the U.S. embassy after detaining him.

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