A State Department employee has been jailed for three years after accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes from Chinese agents trying to access internal documents.
Candace Marie Claiborne was sentenced to 40 months behind bars, three years of supervised release and a fine of $40,000 for conspiracy to defraud the United States, a Department of Justice press release explained.
The DOJ said Claiborne lied to law enforcement officials and background check investigators to hide her “extensive contacts with, and gifts from” Chinese agents. In return, she provided them with State Department documents on a range of topics, including economics and visits by dignitaries between the two countries.
Read more ….
WNU Editor: She got-off light.
Ex-State Department Worker Gets 40 Months In Prison For Secret Dealings With China — NPR
US diplomat Candace Marie Claiborne gets 40 months in prison for selling documents to Chinese agents — SCMP/AFP
Former State Department employee sentenced to 40 months for taking gifts from Chinese intelligence — CNN
Former State Department employee sentenced to more than three years in China spy case — FOX News
Ex-State Dept. Official Gets 40 Months in Prison for Spying — Government Executive
Ex-US State Department Employee Sentenced for Conspiring With Chinese Agents — Sputnik Source : War News Updates