US arrests three on spy charges

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The FBI has arrested three individuals, including a lawyer who formerly worked at the Pentagon, on espionage charges, sources at United States Justice Department said.

They said the three, arrested over the weekend in an FBI sting operation, had allegedly tried to sell US classified documents to the former East Germany, the Soviet Union and South Africa since the 1970s.Those arrested were: Kurt Alan Stand, 42, of Washington DC, who works for a union; his wife Theresa Squillacote, 39, who until January was a senior staff attorney in the office for the Deputy Under-secretary of Defense; and James Michael Clark, 49, of Falls Church, Virginia, an investigator with a private firm.