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Ryan Fogle

In this handout photo provided by the FSB, acronym for Russian Federal Security Service, a man claimed by FSB to be Ryan Fogle, a third secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, is in the FSB offices in Moscow, early Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Russia's security services say they have caught a U.S. diplomat who they claim is a CIA agent in a red-handed attempt to recruit a Russian agent. Ryan Fogle, a third secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, was carrying special technical equipment, disguises, written instructions and a large sum of money when he was detained overnight, the FSB said in a statement Tuesday. Fogle was handed over to U.S. embassy officials, the FSB, acronym for Russian Federal Security Service, said. (AP Photo/FSB Public Relations Center, HOPD)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. diplomat caught up in a spying investigation in Russia has family in suburban St. Louis and graduated from high school there.

Officials in Moscow claim that 29-year-old Ryan Fogle was caught disguised in a blond wig trying to recruit a counterintelligence officer for the CIA. Fogle is a third secretary at the U.S. Embassy. He was briefly detained Tuesday, then handed over to U.S. Embassy officials.

Fogle is from Clayton in St. Louis County and is a 2002 graduate of Mary Institute and Country Day School, a private school for kindergarten through 12th grade in Ladue. His father is an attorney for the Thompson Coburn firm in St. Louis.

Fogle's family declined interview requests made through a spokeswoman for the law firm.

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