FBI employee pleads guilty to spying for China

FBI employee pleads guilty to spying for China
Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Image: Shutterstock)

An FBI employee pleaded guilty Monday to acting as an undercover agent for the Chinese government, the Justice Department said Monday.

Kun Shan Chun, a Chinese native and naturalized U.S. citizen who had a Top Secret security clearance, was charged with collecting sensitive FBI information and transmitting it to Chinese business and government officials on multiple occasions.

Chun had been working for the FBI’s New York Field Office since approximately 1997, before he was arrested in March after his office dispatched an undercover employee to meet Chun and record their conversations.

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