Virginia spy suspects remain in custody

July 2, 2010 12:57:14 PM PDT
The three Virginia suspects in an alleged Russian spy ring will remain in jail after waiving their right to a detention hearing. The defendants known as Michael Zottoli, Patricia Mills and Mikhail Semenko appeared briefly Friday in federal court in Alexandria. Magistrate Judge Theresa Buchanan set a preliminary hearing for Wednesday for all three defendants.

In a court filing ahead of Friday's hearing, prosecutors said Zottoli and Mills have admitted they are Russian citizens living in the U.S. under false identities. They said their real names are Mikhail Kutzik and Natalia Pereverzeva.

The three are among 11 suspects arrested this week.


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