Former CIA Officer Arrested for Allegedly Selling U.S. Secrets

This year has been a lot of things, including giving us a dose of déjà vu from the year of the spy.

Another former intelligence officer has been arrested for allegedly selling U.S. secrets.

Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, 67, from Honolulu, HI, who worked for the CIA during the 1980s and the FBI afterward, is now in custody.

Selling Secrets

Ma worked for the CIA from 1982 to 1989.

After leaving the CIA, he started working as a linguist for the FBI in Hawaii.

According to the report, Ma met with Chinese intelligence officials after having retired from the CIA and allegedly shared information he had about CIA operations.

Ma was caught on video accepting $50,000 for information.

Some of the information that Ma is believed to have turned over to the Chinese is regarding weapons and guided missile systems.

Ma was caught during a sting operation set up by the FBI, where an agent posed as a Chinese intelligence official and checked on how Ma was being treated by the Chinese, including if he was happy with the compensation he had been receiving.

He allegedly stated that he wanted “the motherland to succeed.”

Not Backing Down

The United States, under this administration, has been cracking down on spying operations, specifically as it pertains to the Chinese.

Perhaps this is why China is pushing for Joe Biden to win the presidency.

While Trump has always maintained he has a good working relationship with President Xi, tensions between the countries continue to increase and will likely get a bit tenser after this arrest.

Source: The Hill & NBC News

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