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Taiwan double agent gets 18-year sentence for spying on China

Sep 10, 2014    

TaipeiA Taiwanese court on Wednesdaysentenced aformer intelligence officer to 18 years in prison for spyingfor China, the latest in a series of espionage scandals inrecent years.Lo Chi-cheng, formally a colonel in the militaryintelligence bureau, was convicted of selling classifiedinformation to China multiple times between 2007 and 2010 inreturn for about $250,000, the high court said.A military tribunal in 2011 had sentenced Lo to life inprison, which he appealed. The high court reduced his sentenceon the grounds that he had confessed and shown remorse, acourt official said.He can also appea...

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