July 2nd, 2010
02:02 PM ET

Alleged Russian spies reveal true identity, documents show

Russian spying suspects known as Michael Zottoli and Patricia Mills have told investigators that those are not their real identities, according to court documents.

Zottoli says he's a Russian citizen named Mikhail Kutzik, and Mills said she is a Russian citizen said Natalia Pereverzeva.

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  1. Jay-Jay

    just checking in...

    July 2, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. nunu

    again what they were spy for?

    July 2, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Neutralizer

    Firing Squad!

    July 2, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Robrob

    Amazing collection of bizarre posts here. Of course all countries spy. That doesn't change what happens when a spy gets caught. No, this has *no* connection with immigration policy, the President's political party or some sort of "Wag the Dog" conspiracy theory. The FBI made the arrests last Sunday because one of the spies was leaving the country and they were (rightly) afraid he'd escape.

    July 2, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Sport

    I wonder if Russia will want them back now? Well obviously they want them back... but is it just to stop them from talking? I doubt Russia will 'punish' them... but if they would... both the spies and us would gain more from keeping them here.

    July 2, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Real - ist

    Ray – please listen and understand...........the problem with illegal aliens is the burdon put on our tax supported services, not terroism! Many using the services (one basic example: schools) but hardly none helping to pay the taxes. Also along with this is the influx of drugs/crime. Just ask legal American taxpayers living in border states, this is the reason for the problems. Heck, ask any law enforcement person in any larger midwest city......the answer is clear.....too many illegals. Now lets get back to the Spies Among Us stories.

    July 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. zendlab.com

    get out of my way

    July 3, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. The Chosen People

    There were 200, not just 10, but two Hundred Israeli spies that were caught by the US police authorities in relation to the attacks of the September eleven. Over 1000, that is "one thousand", Israeli spies fled US right after their successful September eleven attacks were done and over. Some of these Israeli spies were arrested by the NYPD on the morning of September eleven. They were arrested because they were planting and exploding car bombs all over New York city on that very day! Did you understand that? These Israeli spies were caught in the act of actually blowing up car bombs on the day of September eleven 2001 in New York City!!! Go look it up in CNN, ABC, NBC and other news of that day. Yet, How much did anyone in the media or the government talk about these Israeli Spies? Did anyone even Care? Now we have ten Russian spies who were allegedly gathering information about US policies towards Russia and all of a sudden everybody is concerned about those awful Russian Spies! Come on, if you folks care about spies, lets also show some care about the ones that are in the United States for the purpose of harming innocent civilians, and starting wars around the world.
    http://www.apfn.org/apfN/WTC_STF.htm

    Expose the government lies.
    Peace and logical thinking is the only way to freedom.

    July 5, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. SK

    This really is being blown out of proportion, and to think that the US doesn't do the same in Russia and every other country is ridiculous.

    The Russian "spies" were only going after corporate interests from what I understand, and posed no real threat to National Security. Consider them more of corporate spies as opposed to KGB Operatives out to get our nuclear secrets.

    July 7, 2010 at 2:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. victim of democrat hypocrisy

    There's a surprise–the anti-American idiot who can't find his Caps Lock key supports the Russian spies.

    July 2, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Brandon

    Ugh...all caps.

    July 2, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Kristen

    these individuals were avoiding persecution now were they?

    July 2, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. redspotz

    Parrot (i.e. "bird brain"): the inference for your post suggests there is a comparable between Kirk Douglas changing his name to one more appealing as a movie star, versus one changing their name to obscure year of alleged espionage activities.

    That inference is, of course, moronic; but, if you line your baseball cap with aluminum foil, the “alien space rays” can’t get at your mind. . .

    BTW – Kirk Douglas did not pass through Ellis Island, he was born in New York. Few immigrants “changed” their names at Ellis Island, the authorities there made massive errors in the transcription of names and “Schmidt” likely changed his name to “Smith” during the anti-German sentiment prevalent during World War I.

    July 2, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. mary

    Mary Ellis island? Interesting.

    July 2, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. ADA

    Ummm.... Ellis Island FORCED people to change their last names. It was not voluntary.

    July 2, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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