Former CIA employee accused of espionage for China


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American court of Virginia has accused former CIA employee Jerry Chun Shing Lee in the collection and transfer of confidential data to Chinese intelligence agencies. About it reports Reuters, citing the U.S. justice Department.

53-year-old man is accused of passing classified information to a foreign state, illegal possession of secret documents and conspiracy. In the U.S. Department of justice said that in 2010, the CIA asked two members of Chinese intelligence, and were offered an honorarium for secret information.

The man was arrested in January of this year at the airport in new York. It is noted that Whether the US citizen, who currently resides in Hong Kong. According to the Agency, from 1982 to 1986 he served in the U.S. army and then worked for the CIA from 1994 to 2007.

The Ministry noted that in 2012 FBI agents searched the suspect’s room at the hotel during his trips to Virginia and Hawaii. In particular, he found two notebooks in which he listed the real names and code numbers of spies working for the CIA.

If Shing fault be proved, to it threatens imprisonment for life.

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