Russia Deports Woman for Net Suspicion
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ FBI agents spoke for hours with an American woman who had been deported from Russia by officials who say she had contact with Islamic extremists and had proposed attacks on Hollywood.
Megan McRee, who has not been charged with any crime, arrived Wednesday night at Los Angeles International Airport on an Aeroflot flight from Moscow, FBI spokeswoman Laura Bosley said.
The FBI declined to any provide any personal details about McRee, and it was not immediately clear how long she would be detained. ``For her own safety and security, we won’t release her exact movements,″ Bosley said.
McRee had lived in Moscow without registering her visa as required by law, according to the Russian Federal Security Service.
The Russian agency also said she had made Internet contact with several Islamic extremist organizations and proposed various ``scenarios″ for terrorist actions in the United States.
State-run TV Rossiya reported that McRee had attempted to contact al-Qaida and the Islamic Brotherhood and had proposed attacks on ``Hollywood studios and Hollywood actors.″
``None of these reports have been corroborated,″ Bosley said.
The Rossiya report also said McRee told authorities she left the United States several years ago because she was being persecuted by the CIA and that she had lived in Romania before coming to Russia in 2001.
No criminal case was filed against her in Russia, the Rossiya said.