Ex-CIA officer accused of being a Chinese spook and helping dismantle US spying operations in the country is charged after being ‘found with two notebooks containing classified information’

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
By Paul Martin

A former CIA officer was charged with illegally retaining classified information
Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, was a case officer for the CIA from 1994 to 2007
In 2012, the FBI searched his possessions and found two notebooks containing classified information, including information on covert informants and facilities
Many of the informants were either killed or imprisoned after the Chinese government took down the CIA’s spying operation starting in 2010
Lee, a resident of Hong Kong, is accused of spying for China
He made an initial appearance Tuesday in federal court in New York, but will face charges in northern Virginia, where the CIA is located

16 January 2018

A former CIA officer accused of spying for China and helping dismantle US spy operations in that country has been arrested and charged after he was allegedly found with two notebooks full of classified information, including details about US informants and locations of covert facilities.

Jerry Chun Shing Lee, also known as Zheng Cheng, was arrested Monday night at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, the Department of Justice announced.

He’s been charged with illegally retaining classified records, but sources familiar with the situation told the New York Times that the 53-year-old ex-CIA employee is suspected of helping the Chinese government identify US informants in that country.

Lee worked for the CIA from 1994 to 2007 as a case officer.

According to a court affidavit, the FBI seized two small notebooks from Lee in 2012 while he was traveling from Hong Kong to Virginia with his family.

During a search of Lee’s possessions, the FBI found that the books contained handwritten notes of the real names and phone numbers of covert CIA informants and agents, as well as the addresses of covert CIA facilities, it is claimed.

Many of the US informants were either imprisoned or killed after the Chinese government took down the CIA’s spying operation starting in 2010.

Over a two year period, nearly 20 CIA sources were executed or jailed, the New York Times reports.

The Rest…HERE

Leave a Reply

Join the revolution in 2018. Revolution Radio is 100% volunteer ran. Any contributions are greatly appreciated. God bless!

Follow us on Twitter