6:09 AM 8/18/2020 – Ex-CIA officer, FBI linguist charged with spying for China
Nice Specialists you have, FBI and CIA! Careful personnel selection… Creme de la creame! But why does it smell like a hot and sour soup all the time? If you scratch a bit more, maybe you will find some Russian spies too, there are plenty of them here in Brooklyn, quite visible in a broad day light. And it will smell like a borscht, too. I guess, Russians will be left for the next year. For now, it is the anti Chinese spies campaign, inspired by their loving friends, the same Ruskies: the big love-hate triangle. – M.N.
|Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks|
|Ex-CIA officer, FBI linguist charged with spying for China|
Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, 67, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer, was arrested on Aug. 14, 2020, on a charge that he conspired with a relative of his who also was a former CIA officer to communicate classified information up to the Top Secret level to intelligence officials of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC).
The Criminal Complaint containing the charge was unsealed Monday, August 17, 2020.
Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii Kenji M. Price, Assistant Director of the FBIs Counterintelligence Division Alan E. Kohler Jr., and Special Agent in Charge of the FBIs Honolulu Field Office Eli S. Miranda made the announcement.
The trail of Chinese espionage is long and, sadly, strewn with former American intelligence officers who betrayed their colleagues, their country and its liberal democratic values to support an authoritarian communist regime, said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers. This betrayal is never worth it. Whether immediately, or many years after they thought they got away with it, we will find these traitors and we will bring them to justice. To the Chinese intelligence services, these individuals are expendable. To us, they are sad but urgent reminders of the need to stay vigilant.
The charges announced today are a sobering reminder to our communities in Hawaii of the constant threat posed by those who seek to jeopardize our nations security through acts of espionage, said U.S. Attorney Price. Of particular concern are the criminal acts of those who served in our nations intelligence community, but then choose to betray their former colleagues and the nation-at large by divulging classified national defense information to China. My office will continue to tenaciously pursue espionage cases.
This serious act of espionage is another example in a long string of illicit activities that the?Peoples Republic of China is conducting within and against the United States, said Alan E. Kohler Jr., Assistant Director of the FBIs Counterintelligence Division. This case demonstrates that no matter the length or difficulty of the investigation, the men and women of the FBI will work tirelessly to protect our national security from the threat posed by Chinese intelligence services. Let it be known that anyone who violates a position of trust to betray the United States will face justice, no matter how many years it takes to bring their crimes to light.
These cases are very complicated and take years if not decades to bring to a conclusion, said Eli Miranda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBIs Honolulu Division. I could not be more proud of the work done by the men and women of the FBIs Honolulu Division in pursuing this case. Their dedication is a reminder that the FBI will never
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