Russian spy ring paymaster missing from Cyprus
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Russian spy ring paymaster missing from Cyprus

Larnaca : Cyprus | Jul 01, 2010 at 10:39 PM PDT
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Cyprus hunts for alleged Russian spy paymaster

US appears to be in deep trouble first with the Deep water oil rig explosion and now with the deep cover Russian spy ring. 56-year old Christopher Metsos, the paymaster of this deep cover Russian spy ring that had been operating in the US has gone missing. He jumped bail in Cyprus and theories are doing the rounds that he has been whisked away to Russia by the Russian Intelligence service. It is believed that Metsos, a Canadian, was the go-between the 10 Russian operators in the US and the setup in Russia. Apparently, he used to receive money from a Russian agent as payouts which he would bury in a North Virginia park – the operators would dig up and take home their respective earnings.

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  • Russian spy ring: Hunt for Canadian who skipped bail in Cyprus | World news | The Guardian

    Submitted By: prabirghose | almost 4 years ago
    Cyprus authorities have stepped up their search for the alleged paymaster of the deep cover Russian spy ring. Police today issued a picture of Christopher Metsos, who jumped bail yesterday and is now believed to be on the run. An an arrest warrant ...
  • US upset Cyprus let Russian spy suspect get away

      Arizona Republic
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      The Observer
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      Simi Valley - Moorpark Examiner
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      United Press International
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