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Brit Says He Spied for Russia

LONDON — A British Royal Navy submariner admitted in court Tuesday that he met two men he thought were Russian agents to pass on military secrets, including the sailing dates of British nuclear submarines.

Petty officer Edward Devenney, 30, from Northern Ireland, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to a charge of misconduct in public office, relating to the alleged theft of passwords and computer programs used to encrypt secret information.

He also admitted to collecting information with a purpose prejudicial to the interests of the state. His denial of another charge of communicating such info was accepted by the prosecution.


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