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Singaporean in US pleads guilty to acting as Chinese intelligence agent

A Singaporean man who arrange a faux consulting website to solicit info from US authorities and army employees has pleaded guilty to acting as an unlawful agent of Chinese intelligence, the Justice Department said on Friday.

Sentencing for Jun Wei Yeo, additionally recognized as Dickson Yeo, will likely be in October, in accordance to the division.

The United States is cracking down on Chinese spying, with the FBI having interviewed dozens of visa holders about their doable ties to Chinese intelligence.

On Friday a Chinese researcher who took refuge in the San Francisco consulate was expected to seem in court docket on allegations she lied about her Chinese army service, whereas the US counterintelligence agency chief warned China and different nations might intrude with November elections.

China’s international ministry didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

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