Chinese Citizen Living in Chicago Arrested for Spying

An Army reservist was arrested this week in Chicago after accusations of being a Chinese spy.

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Authorities say 27-year-old Ji Chaoquan conducted background checks on engineers, scientists and defense contractors with the goal of recruiting them to work for the Chinese government.

Ji is a Chinese national who entered the U.S. on a student visa in 2013 and enlisted in the Army Reserves in 2016.  Investigators found emails and text messages exchanged with a Chinese intelligence officer.

Chaoquan only needs to be convicted of one count of espionage in order to receive a sentence of 10 years.

All this fits in really well with the recently reported findings that China had/has been attempting to recruit spies here in the U.S. via Linkedin.

Read more over at the Chicago Sun Times.

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