Spies In Harvard Square

Published June 29, 2010

Lots of interesting, mysterious and weird people in Harvard Square. But Russian spies?!

The Cambridge couple, who go by the names of Donald Howard Heathfield and Tracey Lee Ann Foley and identified themselves as Canadians when they arrived in the United States in 1999, were arrested Sunday night by the FBI at their home on Trowbridge Street. (Globe, AP)

The alleged secret agents used coded messages and disappearing ink to avoid detection. (They are charged with money laundering and failing to register as foreign agents, not espionage, though.)

Update: To quote Boston.com’s : “The FBI affidavit on the Russian spy arrests reads like a James Bond novel. Fake names, secret handoffs, etc.” I’ve put up the complaint on Scribd.

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