Mexican scientist convicted in US of spying for Russia

A renowned Mexican scientist was sentenced on Tuesday June 21 by a US court to four years in prison for spying for Russia. Hector Cabrera Fuentes, 37, pleaded guilty in February to acting for a foreign government without notifying US authorities.

«I have deep regrets and remorse for what I did, and I apologize to the United States“, did he declare. “Everyone makes mistakes in their life and this was my big mistake.“, added this recognized biochemist.

Hector Cabrera Fuentes, who lived in Singapore, was arrested in 2020 in Miami for having spied, for the benefit of Moscow, on a “US government source“, according to the US Department of Justice. A Russian official recruited him in 2019, according to court documents. He faced up to 10 years in prison.

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