A former U.S. Army Special Forces officer pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges of providing sensitive military information to Russian intelligence agents, writes VOA.
Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 45, who was arrested in August, pleaded guilty to one count of delivering defense information to a foreign government.
He’ll be sentenced in February and faces a maximum of life in prison, the Justice Department said in a statement.
Debbins’ covert activities for Russian intelligence agents spanned his seven-year active-duty military service and beyond. In 2008, three years after leaving active duty, Debbins provided Russian agents with information about his former Special Forces unit’s mission and activities in Azerbaijan and Georgia, according to court documents.