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Engineer who sold military secrets to phony Russian spy sentenced to 5 years in prison

LOS ANGELES - A Culver City, Calif., engineer who sold military secrets to an undercover FBI agent he believed to be a Russian spy was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison.

The investigation into Gregory Allen Justice took on a surreal aspect of life imitating art when he told the undercover agent that he was enamored with spy thrillers, including "The Americans," which tells the story of a pair of Russian spies living in the United States during the Cold War.

During a later exchange, Justice and the agent talked about how they

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