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UK: Anna Chapman’s citizenship revoked

The British Home Office says Anna Chapman's British

The British Home Office says Anna Chapman's British passport and citizenship has been revoked. Photo Credit: AP

Britain’s government says one of the key figures in the U.S.-Russia spy case has had her British citizenship revoked.

Twenty-eight-year-old Anna Chapman was among suspects who pleaded guilty in New York to a charge of procuring information for a  foreign government. The sleeper agent was sent to Russia from the  United States on Friday in a spy swap.

Chapman, whose sultry photos gleaned from social-networking sites  made her a tabloid sensation, previously lived in Britain and held both a U.K. passport and British citizenship following a marriage to a British man. The couple later divorced.

Britain’s Home Office said Tuesday that Chapman’s citizenship and passport had been revoked.

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