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Former CIA Officer Pleads Guilty To Spying For China

Jerry Lee told the judge he "conspired to gather and send secret information" to China. This is the third time in the past year a former U.S. intelligence officer has been tied to spying for China.
The Hong Kong media identified the man on the right as former CIA agent Jerry Chun Shing Lee. He was security official at the unveiling of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi' painting at the Christie's showroom in Hong Kong on Oct. 13, 2017. Three months later, Lee was arrested at JFK airport in New York. He pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court Wednesday to spying for China. Source: Anthony Wallace

An ex-CIA officer pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to spying for China, the third separate espionage case in the past year linking a former U.S. intelligence officer to the Asian nation.

Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 54, entered the guilty plea to the most serious of the three charges he was facing.

"I conspired to gather and send secret information to the PRC (People's Republic of China)," Lee

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