Thirteen Chinese agents have been busted for (allegedly) spying on the United States.
On October 24, America's Justice Department announced what JustTheNews calls "plans to target individuals believed to be acting as spies on behalf of the Chinese government against the United States."
If that sounds sinister to you, that's because it very well might be.
"The government of China sought to interfere with the rights and freedoms of individuals in the United States and to undermine our judicial system that protects those rights," said Attorney General Merrick Garland. "They did not succeed."
Prosecutors have already filed charges in three different cases against Chinese moles.
The spies paid an American official over $60,000 for "confidential information regarding witnesses, trial evidence and potential new charges for the purpose of obstructing justice."
FBI Director Christopher Wray released a statement:
"These indictments of PRC intelligence officers and government officials – for trying to obstruct a U.S. trial of a Chinese company, masquerading as university professors to steal sensitive information, and trying to strong-arm a victim into returning to China – again expose the PRC’s outrageous behavior within our own borders."
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