Brits Strip Foxy Spy's Citizenship

Anna Chapman loses UK passport 'for public good'
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2010 5:59 AM CDT
Brits Strip Foxy Spy's Citizenship
This undated image taken from a Facebook page shows a woman journalists have identified as Anna Chapman, who appeared at a hearing Monday, June 28, 2010 in New York federal court.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – So much for Anna Chapman's wish to return to the UK, where she lived from 2002 to 2006 with her British then-husband: UK authorities have sent Chapman a letter revoking her British citizenship. The spy lost her British passport under a law that enables the UK to revoke dual nationals' citizenship in cases in which doing so would be "conducive to the public good," the Daily Telegraph reports.

Chapman's ex-husband, Briton Alex Chapman, says he suspected his ex-wife was being groomed by Russian agents during their marriage. Anna Chapman is the daughter of Russian diplomats and worked in London for four years before moving to the United States.
(Read more Anna Chapman stories.)

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