Ex-CIA agent jailed for 19 years for spying for China

Ex-CIA agent jailed for 19 years for spying for China

A former CIA case agent was sentenced to 19 years in prison Friday for an espionage conspiracy in which prosecutors say he received more than $840,000 from China. The sentence imposed on Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 55, was significantly longer than the 10 years sought by defense attorneys. Lee pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit espionage.

Timothy
Timothy
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US had no proof just reasonable supposition. In spite of that it seems the guy expressed an admission of responsibility. Not sure how I feel about this. I expect the government to have strong evidence for putting people into a cage for any length of time. They could easily have placed this guy into a trap to get the evidence if they needed it. And if they only had suspicions then it seems that they could have put him some restricted position, fired him, stationed him in Iceland, something. On the other hand the guy expressed an admission of responsibility. So he likely did this, we just do not have a good idea of what or how long.

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