Intelligence

Former Dutch pilot jailed for spying for Russia

RIA Novosti

10:04 15/12/2011 MOSCOW, December 15 (RIA Novosti) - A Dutch pilot has been sentenced to five years in prison for attempting to sell confidential documents to a Russian diplomat in the Netherlands.

A district court in The Hague said former F-16 pilot Chris Vaneker made preparatory steps to contact the military attaché at the Russian Embassy, Radio Netherlands Worldwide reported on Wednesday. He wanted $670,000 for the information.

The 13-year veteran of the Dutch air force has been in custody since March. He resigned in 2010 after serving in Afghanistan.

Russia has yet to comment on the situation.



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