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An employee of a company commissioned by the German Bundestag is said to have passed on floor plans to Russian intelligence services. The Attorney General accuses him of being an agent.
The federal prosecutor's office has brought charges against a man for "secret service agent activity". The authority.
The German citizen Jens F. worked accordingly for a company that carried out "inspections of portable electrical devices in the properties used by the" on behalf of the German Bundestag. The accused had access to PDF files in which the floor plans of the buildings mentioned could be seen, the Federal Prosecutor said.
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employees of the Russian embassy are said to have received data carriers.
Jens F. decided "between the end of July 2017 and the beginning of September 2017 at the latest" to "pass on the information to the Russian intelligence services" - and that was "on his own initiative" it further. The accused had sent a data carrier with the PDF files to an employee in the Russian embassy in Berlin, who worked full-time for the Russian military intelligence service.
The prosecution did not provide any further details on the case. The State Security Senate of the Berlin Higher Regional Court is now responsible for examining the indictment and deciding whether to open a main hearing.
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