Prosecutors: US network ready to aid spy ring

Artist's rendering of, from left, Patricia Mills, Michael Zottoli, and Mikhail Semenko, standing, at their appearance in federal court in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, July 1, 2010. The three northern Virginia residents are accused of being foreign agents for Russia. (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren)

July 1, 2010 5:51:26 PM PDT
A prosecutor warned Thursday that a powerful and sophisticated network of U.S.-based Russian agents were eager to help defendants in an alleged spy ring flee the country on bail. U.S. authorities also said one defendant confessed that he worked for Russia's intelligence service and others had large amounts of cash.

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