Paul Whelan, who has been arrested in Russia on espionage charges. Whelan, 48, is a retired US Marine. Photo: Whelan family

Russia has charged former US marine Paul Whelan with espionage, news agency reports

  • The charge means Paul Whelan could face up to 20 years in prison
  • Daniel Hoffman, a former CIA Moscow chief, says Whelan could have been set up to arrange an exchange for Maria Butina, an accused Russian agent in the US
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Paul Whelan, who has been arrested in Russia on espionage charges. Whelan, 48, is a retired US Marine. Photo: Whelan family
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