Washington DC [United States], Jan 18 (ANI): A former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer has been arrested in the United States on the charges of illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets.
Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a 13-year veteran of the spy agency, was held at New York's JFK airport, the US justice department said, adding that he was charged with unlawful retention of national defense information and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted, reported CNN.
According to the reports, over a dozen informants were killed or imprisoned in the period by the Chinese government, one of the most disastrous failures of US intelligence in recent years.
Jerry Chun Shing Lee worked in a variety of overseas offices and was trained in surveillance detection, recruiting and handlings assets and handling classified material, among other things.(ANI)