A US certified financial planner (CFP) has been stripped of the designation because she was found to be acting as a Russian spy.
The US Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFPBS) says it took away Cynthia Murphy's right to use the CFP designation in August after she was deported to Moscow on the charges.
Murphy - real name Lydia Guryev - was investigated for spying by the CFPBS, which alleged in a complaint she had pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy and misrepresented herself as a US citizen.
She and nine other spies were arrested in June following a seven-year investigation by the FBI.
According to reports, the organisation says it considered its allegations to be substantiated after Murphy failed to file an answer to the CFP board's complaint.
She was sent to Russia on 9 July after a US judge sentenced her and nine other spies to time served, and ordered their deportation.
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