DOJ: Chinese National Arrested For Allegedly Spying on US Soil


The Department of Justice announced Tuesday the arrest of a Chinese national in Chicago accused of spying on behalf of Beijing.

According to the DOJ’s Office of Public Affairs, 27-year-old Ji Chaoqun is alleged to have operated on U.S. soil as an “illegal agent of the People’s Republic of China.”

A criminal complaint and affidavit filed in U.S. District Court says Ji was directed by a “high-level intelligence officer” from China and tasked with obtaining information on individuals to help aid “possible recruitment.”


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