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The former Marine Corps presidential guard member is serving a nine-year prison sentence.
Among those Americans held by foreign governments is Trevor Reed, a Marine veteran who was sentenced in Russia to nine years on charges he assaulted a police officer.
The Michigander had been director of global security for BorgWarner, based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, but that role was eliminated Dec. 13 in a corporate restructuring announced in April.
A Russian court has repeatedly extended Paul Whelan's detention in a cramped Moscow prison while he awaits trial on charges that carry a sentence of up to 20 years.