Appeal delays house arrest for Russian spy suspect
A Yonkers woman accused of selling information to Russian operatives will stay behind bars in the near term after federal prosecutors appealed a judge's order that she be placed under house arrest if bail was posted.
Vicky Pelaez is being held on $250,000 bail after her arrest as part of a federal raid into alleged Russian spies in the U.S.
Pelaez, a Spanish-language journalist, was arrested along with her husband, who used the name Juan Lazaro. He has since admitted that he worked for Russian Intelligence and that his name is not Juan Lazaro.
Pelaez's son, Waldo Mariscal, says that his parents are innocent, and has started soliciting donations to help pay for his parents' legal fees.
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