Former CIA agent gets 19 years in prison for spying for China

The former agent was in 2010 approached by chinese agents, who offered him large sums of money for information. A former american CIA agent is on Friday been

Former CIA agent gets 19 years in prison for spying for China

The former agent was in 2010 approached by chinese agents, who offered him large sums of money for information.

A former american CIA agent is on Friday been sentenced to 19 years in prison by a court in Virginia. It happens after he in may pleaded guilty to having spied for China.

this was stated by The federal prosecutors.

the 55-year-old Jerry Chuan Shing Lee left the us intelligence community in 2007 and moved to Hong kong.

Some years later, in 2010, he was approached by two chinese intelligence officers. They offered to pay him 100,000 dollar and take care of him, "the rest of life" information he had acquired as a CIA officer.

there were hundreds of thousands of dollars put into Lee's personal bank account between 2010 and 2013 in exchange for his services.

- instead of to assume its responsibilities and to respect its commitment not to disclose information about the defence of the country so deceived Lee and his country. He spionerede for a foreign government, and then he lied repeatedly to investigators about his conduct, " said prosecutor Zachary Terwilliger.

According to the us department of justice raided the FBI Lee's hotel room in Hawaii in august 2012. Here took the authorities an address book and a calendar with handwritten notes, which he had written during his time as a CIA agent.

the Notes contained very sensitive information, including the names of CIA sources, meeting places, phone numbers and details of the secret facilities.

When he was confronted with the notes, lied Lee for the FBI.

In may of this year he stated, however, guilty of having helped a foreign government to supply information on the national security.

Jerry Chuan Shing Lee is one of three former u.s. intelligence officials, who have been given long prison sentences in the course of recent months to have been spying for China.

In may, former CIA agent Kevin Mallory sentenced to 20 years in prison for having conveyed us forsvarshemmeligheder to China.

In september, the former friend Ron Rockwell Hansen was sentenced to ten years in prison for having disclosed classified information to China and in return received hundreds of thousands of dollars.

/ritzau/Reuters

Updated Date: 23 November 2019, 02:02

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