The scope of this is unusual to say the least:
Ten individuals have been arrested in the United States on charges of being Russian agents, the Justice Department announced Monday.
The 10 were “trained Russian intelligence operatives,” a Justice Department spokesman said.
All were charged with acting as agents of a foreign government, and nine also were charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering.
I can’t remember the last time we rolled up this many deep-cover agents at the same time. I wonder how the Russians will retaliate?
You can read the Justice Department’s criminal complaints here.
This AP article mentions a bit of tradecraft involving laptops and wireless connections. Interesting but not very surprising given the advantages offered and relative ease in making the connection and transfer.