Dubai – Masaader News
CIA former officer was sentenced to 19 years in prison for conspiring to provide US information to China, according to CNN.
Jerry Chun Shing Lee worked for the CIA for 13 years in several locations, and had intimate knowledge of its classified information and names of covert CIA officers in China.
In May, he pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit espionage on behalf of the Chinese government. At the time, his defense team said he was not a Chinese spy.
But court documents detailed how he communicated with two Chinese intelligence officers who’d send him envelopes with requests for secret information in exchange for cash. The Chinese intelligence officers asked him for 21 different pieces of information, mostly about CIA matters.