(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – A former Army Green Beret pleaded guilty Wednesday to divulging military secrets to Russia, because he thought the US ‘was too dominant and needed to be cut down to size’.
Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 45, of Gainesville, Virginia, entered his guilty plea to a charge under the federal Espionage Act at a hearing in US District Court in Alexandria.
He faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced in February.
Prosecutors told how the Minnesota native, who considered himself a ‘son of Russia’, had a 15-year relationship with Russian intelligence.
When Debbins was arrested in August, he was charged under the Espionage Act with divulging US military secrets about his unit’s activities in former Soviet republics to Russian intelligence agents.