Former CIA Officer Arrested For Possession Of Secrets And Suspected Of Betraying 20 Spies In China

NBC: Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee suspected of spying for China

A former CIA officer who was charged Tuesday with unlawful possession of secrets is suspected of a much worse crime: betraying U.S. informants in China, sources familiar with the case told NBC News.

The former officer, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, was arrested Monday after flying into New York on a Cathay Pacific flight from his home in Hong King, federal authorities announced.

Lee, who is a naturalized U.S. citizen, was charged with a single count of unlawfully possessing national defense information, based on a 2012 search that found him to be in possession of two notebooks containing the true names of CIA assets and covert facilities, which are some of the agency's most closely guarded secrets.

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WNU Editor: I do recall posting a few stories 5-6 years ago on U.S. reports that about 20 of their intelligence assets in China were imprisoned or executed. Now .... I guess .... U.S. intelligence has found the leak.

More News On A Former CIA Officer Being Arrested For Possession Of Secrets And Suspected Of Betraying 20 Spies In China

Ex-CIA Officer Suspected of Compromising Chinese Informants Is Arrested -- New York Times
Ex-CIA officer charged with keeping notebooks full of classified information -- Washington Post
Arrested ex-CIA officer suspected of compromising US informants in China: report -- Fox News
Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held 'for helping China' -- BBC News
Former CIA officer arrested on Espionage Act charge -- Politico
Former CIA officer is arrested, accused of stashing top secret info -- CNN
Ex CIA Agent Arrested For Stealing Top Secret Information For China That Led to Death of US Agents -- Newsweek
The US has arrested a suspected mole who may have rattled the CIA's operations in China -- Quartz
Former CIA Officer Arrested After Exposing U.S. Spy Network In China (Audio) -- NPR

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