13 Alleged Chinese Agents Charged With Spying On US

The Justice Department on Monday announced 13 people believed to be acting as spies on behalf of the Chinese government against the United States.

  • Attorney General Merrick Garland said prosecutors have filed charges in three separate cases against suspected Chinese actors, with three indictments unveiled Monday.
  • “The government of China sought to interfere with the rights and freedoms of individuals in the United States and to undermine our judicial system that protects those rights,” Garland said. “They did not succeed.”
  • Ten of the 13 people charged are suspected Chinese government agents. Two people were arrested.
  • Prosecutors allege that two suspected Chinese intelligence officials attempted to bribe a U.S. law enforcement officer to be a double agent to help a Chinese telecommunications company avoid criminal penalties.
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