Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Alleged Spy Worked as a Software Tester at Microsoft

Jeremy Kirk writes on ComputerWorld:

The 12th person detained for allegedly spying for Russia worked as an entry-level software tester at Microsoft for nine months, the company confirmed Wednesday.

Alexey Karetnikov was deported to Russia on Tuesday after he admitted to an immigration judge to being in the U.S. illegally, according to a report in the Washington Post, citing anonymous federal law enforcement officials.

Microsoft then issued a short statement confirming the status of Karetnikov's employment.

One law enforcement official told the Post there was insufficient evidence to charge Karetnikov with a crime. The Russian had "just set up shop" and was in the early stages of his mission.

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