Blue Water Healthy Living
National Headlines

Mexican scientist jailed in US for spying for Russia

(AFP)

A prominent Mexican scientist convicted of spying for Russia was sentenced to four years in prison by a US court on Tuesday.

Hector Cabrera Fuentes, 37, pleaded guilty in February to a single charge of acting on behalf of a foreign government without notifying the US authorities.

Advertisements - Click the Speaker Icon for Audio

“I have deep regrets and remorse for my actions and I apologize to the United States,” Cabrera Fuentes said.

“Everyone makes mistakes in his life and this is my big mistake,” the renowned biochemist and cardiovascular researcher said.

Cabrera Fuentes, who lived in Singapore, was arrested in Miami in 2020 for spying on a “US government source” on behalf of Russia, according to the Department of Justice.

According to court documents, a Russian government official recruited Cabrera Fuentes in 2019. He faced a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

Related posts

100 years on, US state pardons black man accused of rape tied to lynching

Agence France-Presse

US calls on Myanmar to free detained American journalist

Agence France-Presse

Before the slap: Five other Oscar moments

Agence France-Presse