Former Marine Paul Whelan Found Guilty in Russia of Espionage, Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

MOSCOW—A former U.S. Marine detained in Russia was uncovered guilty of espionage and sentenced to sixteen several years in jail in a situation that has drawn condemnation from the U.S. and threatens to even more worsen relations among Moscow and Washington.

A Moscow Town Court docket decide dominated Monday that Paul Whelan, from Novi, Mich., who retains U.S., U.K., Canadian and Irish citizenship, was guilty of spying and really should serve the sentence in a higher-protection jail.