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Anna Chapman: The Russian Spy Who Loved Online Poker

Written by:
Aaron Goldstein
Published on:
Jun/30/2010
Anna Chapman Online Gambling

Shocking details of the alleged Russian spy Anna Chapman have surfaced suggesting that she had an ambition to launch an online poker website

Anna Chapman, the woman dubbed "femme fatale" as part of an alleged spy ring, once wanted to start her own online poker room according to reports that surfaced on Wednesday.  The striking redhead and self-styled entrepreneur also dabbled in real estate and mused on her Facebook page, "if you can dream, you can become it."

Prosecutors have charged Chapman and 10 other suspects with following orders by Russian intelligence to become "Americanized" enough to infiltrate "policymaking circles" and feed information back to Moscow.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Farbiarz has called evidence against Chapman "devastating." She is "someone who has extraordinary training, who is a sophisticated agent of Russia," he said.

A man named Alexander Sasha Galitsky, who works for a Russia-based capital investment firm, claims that Chapman wanted to get into the lucrative multi-billion dollar online poker industry.

"She tried to raise capital for her online real-estate business," Galitsky told Fox News.  "After this, she tried to speak with us about some other initivative like online poker."

Farbiarz called the arrests "the tip of the iceberg" of a conspiracy by Russia's intelligence service, the SVR, to collect information inside the U.S. The arrests raised fears that Moscow has planted others, most of whom are couples.

Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911.com 

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