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German diplomat falls for alleged Russian secret agent

The Local · 6 Nov 2011, 16:29

Published: 06 Nov 2011 16:29 GMT+01:00

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Focus cited information from MI5, the domestic intelligence agency in Britain, where the woman is now fighting deportation.

The 26-year-old also struck up a relationship with Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock, according to MI5.

Hancock, 65, represents the district of Portsmouth and served as a member of the defence committee, which afforded him access to information on confidential military projects.

Britain's Guardian newspaper said the woman later worked as Hancock's assistant. Her lawyer has denied allegations that she also operates as a spy.

The woman got to know the German diplomat last April.

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Focus said the pair exchanged up to 100 emails and text messages every day, in which the diplomat spoke of NATO, visits by US politicians to Europe and other sensitive official business.

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17:53 November 6, 2011 by HANNIBAL-BARCA
The old "Honey Pot" trap! There are so many warnings against falling for such ploys, e.g. training, common sense, that I wonder the strength of character of this particular German Diplomat.
18:34 November 6, 2011 by wxman
More proof that the old adage, "There's no fool like an old fool", still holds true. Think about it, a man of advancing years (who just happens to be a diplomat), develops a personal relationship with an attractive woman young enough to be his daughter. Oh yeah, and she also happens to be from a country with which there are still diplomatic and espionage issues. Are they just so arrogant that the common sense light doesn't switch on in their heads??
19:12 November 6, 2011 by AirForceGuy
Let's see the text messages so we can decide for ourselves how stupid this guy really is!
21:41 November 6, 2011 by anaverageguy
The Russians? Spying? Why whatever on earth for? They're our friends right? Nothing to fear there?

Close down the nuclear plants and build more "alternative" sources, and a new natural gas pipeline from Russia. And when it gets cold and gray and the wind stops look for the God Father to send Tom Hagen around asking for repayment for that favor.

To the extent that a nation relies on another nation for it's vital supplies so to does it have to defer to it's benefactor.
22:27 November 6, 2011 by wenddiver
A 26 year old Russian girl Model falls for a 65 year old Defence Official.

How sadly stupid this man is.
23:52 November 6, 2011 by Bob Johnson
Secrets are no match for the allure of a young, sexy, and sensual woman. Neither are men, the older the less chance they stand.
08:21 November 7, 2011 by delvek
@ anaverageguy,

You are correct, nuclear power may be bad if a posssible catastrophe hits but its even worse to have no power when Putin decides to turn it off.
11:09 November 7, 2011 by Celeon
Does she look like Anna Chapman? A date with such a hot russian redhead is worth at least two military secrets. :-D
14:29 November 7, 2011 by Sastry.M
If issues are not sexed as before the Iraq war , both can be clubbed up with Wikileaks manager Assange for trial to save court costs.
15:21 November 7, 2011 by Englishted
So all these people I see "playing " with mobile phones everywhere could be spies and not just idiots then ?.
12:32 November 9, 2011 by raandy
Flattery, from a young attractive girl is like rubbing Aladin's lamp, and knowledge is power so I guess this guy thought it was a win win situation.

Putin is our friend , he just set the new gas line into operation direct to Germany,you will know when he is not our friend ,that will be when the gas is shut off.We sure have seen that happen elsewhere.
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