Former CIA officer arrested and charged with spying for China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Central Intelligence Agency officer was arrested and charged with spying for China, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. The Justice Department in a statement said Alexander Yuk Ching Ma was arrested on Friday on a charge that he conspired with a relative of his, also a former CIA officer, to communicate classified information to Chinese intelligence officials.

Reuters August 18, 2020 03:10:14 IST
Former CIA officer arrested and charged with spying for China

Former CIA officer arrested and charged with spying for China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Central Intelligence Agency officer was arrested and charged with spying for China, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

The Justice Department in a statement said Alexander Yuk Ching Ma was arrested on Friday on a charge that he conspired with a relative of his, also a former CIA officer, to communicate classified information to Chinese intelligence officials. The criminal complaint was unsealed on Monday.

(Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis; editing by Eric Beech)

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