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Suspected Spy on TV

Yekaterina Zatuliveter, a 25-year-old ex-assistant for a British lawmaker who was accused of spying for Russia, may land a job at the state-owned Russia Today cable television channel, Interfax reported Friday.

The channel's head, Margarita Simonyan, confirmed that Zatuliveter was offered a job at Russia Today, but refused to elaborate.

Zatuliveter, who worked for Mike Hancock, a member of the British House of Commons' Defense Committee, was detained in December. Earlier reports said she was accused of spying, but later British authorities cited violation of immigration rules as a reason for detention.

Zatuliveter, who denied wrongdoing, was released on bail pending a hearing, scheduled for October.


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