Interestingly, his admission to mere "violations" and swift departure would be right in line with how this swap has gone down. The four Russians who were flown to Britain and the US had to first sign a confession before President Medvedev granted them pardons. But (IF he's at all related to the spy ring), was he uncovered only after the spy swap? Or did the FBI not have the proof they needed? Or, were the Feds deliberately holding him back just so as to rub it in?
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