Anna Chapman, the Russian arrested in the United States on suspicion of spying for Russia, denied a New York Post article that claims she is trying to sell her story for $250,000.
On Monday, the New York Post published an article where, referring to an unnamed source, it reported that "sexy Russian spy" Anna Chapman asked her friend in London to find a buyer for her story on how she infiltrated into the American society.
"This is an absolute lie," said Chapman on her Facebook page.
Chapman, 28, was among ten people, who were arrested by U.S. law enforcement agencies on June 27 on suspicion of being part of an espionage ring spying for Russia. She had dual Russian-British citizenship as she was previously married to a Brit. She moved to the United States in early 2010.
The United States and Russia made a spy swap deal: 10 spies working for Russia in the United States were returned to Moscow for four alleged Western agents in exchange.
Chapman's lawyer said her client regrets that she had to leave the United States but hopes to return to Britain. The British government has already stripped Chapman of her British citizenship and revoked her passport "for spying."
The British intelligence service, MI5, is presently investigating whether Chapman was also spying on Britain, though no results of their investigation have been released.
MOSCOW, July 20 (RIA Novosti)