Spy home that inspired the show The Americans is sold


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A company that buys and "flips" homes has purchased the house at 31 Marquette Rd. and intends to renovate it before it goes back on the market.

The home's former occupants were arrested in 2010 by the FBI, as part of a Russian spy ring that authorities said had operated for years in the U.S. The case reportedly inspired the FX TV spy drama, "The Americans."

The couple accused of being Russian spies, who went by the aliases of Richard and Cynthia Murphy, purchased the home in 2008 for $481,000, according to tax records.

Richard and Cynthia Murphy, whose real names were Vladimir and Lidiya Guryev, were among 10 people arrested in June 2010 in a series of raids in Montclair, Yonkers, Boston, and Northern Virginia. The U.S. Department of Justice named this group of spies the "Illegals Program."