Former Marine Found Guilty in Russia of Espionage, Sentenced to 16 Years

MOSCOW—A former U.S. Marine detained in Russia was found guilty and sentenced to 16 years in prison for espionage in a case that has drawn condemnation from the U.S. and threatens to further erode troubled relations between Moscow and Washington.

A Moscow City Court judge ruled Monday that Paul Whelan, from Novi, Mich., who also holds U.K., Canadian and Irish citizenship, was guilty of spying and should serve the sentence in a high-security penitentiary.

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