Moves point to spy swap with Russia

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All of those arrested in the U.S. are still being detained and the U.S. government has opposed granting them bail. Anna Chapman, 28, was denied bail. U.S. citizen Vicky Pelaez was granted $250,000 bail with electronic monitoring and home detention but the government is appealing the decision.

A scheduled Wednesday court hearing in Alexandria, Virginia, was postponed for three suspects in the Russia spying case — Michael Zottoli, Patricia Mills and Mikhail Semenko — according to defense lawyer Daniel Lopez, who represents Semenko. Lopez refused to elaborate.

At another U.S. hearing on Wednesday, a Boston-area couple in the case — Donald Heathfield and his wife, Tracey Lee Ann Foley, of Cambridge, Mass. —waived their right to identity and detention hearings in Boston and will go to New York to answer the spy charges.

An 11th suspect in the spy ring, Christopher Metsos, was arrested in Cyprus last week, but disappeared after being released on bail, triggering a manhunt by embarrassed Cypriot authorities.

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