A RUSSIAN “spy” has been revealed as a Bulgarian beautician after cops charged two more people for alleged conspiracy.
Alleged Russian spy Vanya Gaberova has been pictured[/caption]
Bulgarian national Gaberova, 29, has been revealed to be a beautician[/caption]
She and a 31-year-old Ivan Stoyanov were set to be charged today, following three other Bulgarians last month.
Pictures shared on her Facebook page show her posing with a prize.
Orlin Roussev, 45, 41-year-old Bizer Dzhambazov and Katrin Ivanova, 31, were first charged following a major national security investigation.
They are accused of conspiring to collect information intended to be useful to an enemy for a purpose prejudicial to the safety and interest of the state.
The Crown Prosecution Service today announced Stoyanov and Gaberova would be charged with conspiracy to conduct espionage.
The five are expected to appear in court before Westminster magistrates next Tuesday.
The latest development comes after it was revealed Dzhambazov and Ivanova had been living in London for 10 years.
The married couple are said to have calling over to neighbours in Harrow, north-west London, with gifts of cakes and pies.
Nick Price, head of the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, said today: “The CPS has authorised a charge of conspiracy to conduct espionage against three men and two women suspected of spying for Russia.
“Orlin Roussev, 45, Bizer Dzhambazov, 41, Katrin Ivanova, 31, Ivan Stoyanov, 31, and Vanya Gaberova, 29, will be charged with conspiring to collect information intended to be directly or indirectly useful to an enemy for a purpose prejudicial to the safety and interest of the state between 30 August 2020 and 8 February 2023.
“Roussev, Dzhambazov, and Ivanova were previously charged on 11 February 2023 with possession of false identity documents with improper intention under section 4 of the Identity Documents Act 2010.
“The charges follow an investigation by the Metropolitan Police‘s Counter Terrorism Command.
“Criminal proceedings against the five individuals are active and they each have the right to a fair trial.
“It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.
“The function of the CPS is not to decide whether a person is guilty of a criminal offence, but to make fair, independent and objective assessments about whether it is appropriate to present charges for a criminal court to consider.”
Bizer Dzhambazov and Katrin Ivanova were charged last month[/caption]
Ivanova and her husband have been living in London for a decade[/caption]
Ivanova and Bizer Dzhambazov were familiar to neighbours in Harrow[/caption]
Ivanova and the other four alleged ‘spies’ are due in court next Tuesday[/caption]
September 21, 2023 at 10:39PM
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