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A Family Business? Russian Spies May Have Recruited Children07:11
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This image, from around 2000, released by the FBI shows a surveillance photo of Tracey Lee Ann Foley of Cambridge, Mass., at the Harvard graduation of Donald Howard Heathfield. Both were in a ring of Russian spies in the U.S. shut down in June of 2010. (AP Photo/FBI)
This image, from around 2000, released by the FBI shows a surveillance photo of Tracey Lee Ann Foley of Cambridge, Mass., at the Harvard graduation of Donald Howard Heathfield. Both were in a ring of Russian spies in the U.S. shut down in June of 2010. (AP Photo/FBI)

Two years ago, American authorities rounded up a Russian spy ring —  including a couple from Cambridge who were living under the  false identities of Donald Howard Heathfield and Tracey Lee Ann Foley. They were among about a dozen people arrested for espionage and eventually sent back to Russia.

Now there's a new twist on the story: U.S. authorities say the spies were planning to recruit their own children to become agents — encouraging them, if you will — to join the family business. That includes the Cambridge couple, who were allegedly grooming their young son, Tim Foley, to be a Russian spy.

Guests:

  • Devlin Barrett, reportor for The Wall Street Journal

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This segment aired on July 26, 2012.

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