Tuesday, August 2, 2016

More Magic Dirt In Action

An electronics technician for the Federal Bureau of Investigation pleaded guilty on Monday to spying for China for five years, saying he did so in exchange for government-sponsored trips and prostitutes, the Justice Department announced.

Kun Shan Chun, who had worked in the FBI's New York office since 1997, said he passed information to a Chinese official from 2011 to 2016. Chun, who immigrated to the United States in 1980 and became a citizen in 1985, held a top secret security clearance.

Espionage that Chun has been charged with engaging in includes taking an internal organizational chart, taking photos of classified surveillance equipment, and revealing the name and travel plans of one of his colleagues.

When officials began to suspect Chun, they arranged for him to talk with another agent who expressed interest in the same activity, and Chun suggested that he connect with his intelligence contacts in China, the Justice Department said.

Good lord they are slipping. Another legacy of the Bush years I suppose. That was about the time that they started giving out FTS clearances to anyone with the purchase of a bag of Cheetos.

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