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Former U.S. Intelligence Officer Charged With Selling Secrets To China

Ron Rockwell Hansen, a former Defense Intelligence Agency officer, was seized by federal agents en route to the Seattle airport, where prosecutors say he meant to board a China-bound flight.

A former Defense Intelligence Agency officer has been charged with attempted espionage for allegedly selling secrets to China.

Ron Rockwell Hansen, a 58-year-old Utah resident, was seized on Saturday on his way to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport,

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