Germany grabs ‘double agent’ to sell because of sensitive information




The German authorities have a member of the secret service arrested hundreds would have passed to the Americans. Sensitive documents This includes documents that were intended. For the NSA

That report several German media Friday. It would be a 31-year-old man who works for the Federal Intelligence Service, one of three secret services in Germany. Bild claims that the man played by 218 sensitive documents to the United States, including documents that are discussed in the German investigation of the NSA eavesdropping scandal. He was already arrested Wednesday.

The double agent reportedly first approached the Russians, but caught while bone, reports the Sueddeutsche Zeitung. Therefore, via e-mail he got in touch with the Americans, which happened two years ago. He would thereby BND documents have offered. At twice that he had information, he would have been approximately $ 10,000, according to Bild U.S. intelligence. At another time was 5,000.

The German authorities are concerned because this may be one of the biggest scandals in which a double agent is involved after the Second World War. They are currently investigating how the man had documents in his possession and precisely wanted to sell to the Americans. It is not known exactly what information goes. The U.S. government does not respond to the allegations.

The arrest of the alleged double agent shortly after the German federal prosecutor began the criminal investigation against the U.S. Secret Service for NSA eavesdropping by Chancellor Angela Merkel. The prosecution intends to prove sufficient. It is not clear whether the arrest is a direct result of that ongoing research.

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