German Citizen Charged for Passing Bundestag Plans to Russian Intelligence

German Federal prosecutors announced that they have charged a citizen for giving architectural plans of the Bundestag parliament to an alleged GRU agent in the Russian embassy.

The suspect, identified only as Jens F. was believed to have passed off the plans in the summer of 2017.

“Jens F. worked for a company that had repeatedly been commissioned by the German Bundestag in the past. Against this background, the accused had access to PDF files with the floor plans of the aforementioned properties,” said the prosecutors.

The Bundestag has been already targeted by Russian intelligence in the past. 

In 2015, a hacker named Dmitry Badin allegedly breached the Bundestag’s IT infrastructure.

Around 16 gigabytes of data had been reportedly stolen during the attack including the email of the German parliament members and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Merkel claimed last year that she had evidence that Russia was targeting her in the attacks.


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