Two members of Russian 'spy ring' file property claim against U.S.© AFP 2014/ Shirley Shepard/ Courtroom Artist
Two of the 10 Russians deported from the United States in a spy row last July have demanded that some of the property they were forced to leave behind be returned to them.
The claim was lodged by the legal counsel for Vladimir and Lidia Guryev, better known as Richard and Cynthia Murphy.
The members of the ring were swapped for four alleged U.S. spies held in Russia and warned never to return to the United States. Their property was seized by the U.S. government.
Richard Murphy's property reportedly includes $190,000 on his bank account, three cars, computers, cameras and other equipment.
A document held by the Russian legal information agency shows that the couple is asking for the return of computers, digital photos and video cameras, or at least copies of data recorded on them.
They have no "material value," but are "dear to the Guryevs," the document says.
MOSCOW, March 28 (RIA Novosti)
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