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Chapman's dad told her to see cops

Friday, July 02, 2010
This undated image taken from a Facebook page shows a woman identified as Anna Chapman, who appeared at a hearing Monday, June 28, 2010 in New York federal court. Chapman, along with 10 others, was arrested on charges of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government without notifying the U.S. attorney general.

This undated image taken from a Facebook page shows a woman identified as Anna Chapman, who appeared at a hearing Monday, June 28, 2010 in New York federal court. Chapman, along with 10 others, was arrested on charges of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government without notifying the U.S. attorney general. (AP Photo)

A lawyer for a Russian diplomat's daughter accused of being a spy in New York says her father told her to go to police with a fake passport an undercover FBI agent gave her.

Attorney Robert Baum said Friday he may use that information to appeal a magistrate judge's decision to deny bail for his client, 28-year-old Anna Chapman.

Chapman was the first of 10 spy suspects arrested over the weekend in the United States to be denied bail. She faces a charge of conspiring to act as an unregistered agent of a foreign government, which carries a potential penalty of five years in prison.

Prosecutors say an FBI agent posing as a Russian consulate employee asked Chapman to deliver a fake passport to another spy.

Baum says his client remains in solitary confinement in Brooklyn.

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