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Mexican man accused in Miami of working as Russian agent

Posted: 7:45 AM, Feb 19, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-19 08:00:38-05
Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes

MIAMI (AP) - U.S. authorities say they have arrested a Mexican citizen allegedly hired by a Russian government official to locate the vehicle of a U.S. government source in the Miami area and inform the Russian of its physical location.

A Justice Department statement issued Tuesday on the arrest of Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes doesn't indicate why a member of the Russian government sought such information.

The U.S. government source, who might be better described as an informant, is not identified.

Fuentes was arrested and charged with acting within the United States on behalf of a foreign government without notifying the U.S. attorney general, and conspiracy to do the same.