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Former CIA agent and FBI employee accused of spying on behalf of China

A former CIA agent and linguist hired by the FBI has been charged with spying in favor of China, including handing over trade secrets and information about sources, according to court documents released on Monday.

Alexander Yuk Ching Ma is accused of revealing government secrets to Chinese intelligence agents over a three-day period in March 2001 in a hotel room in Hong Kong and of remaining in contact with them even after getting a FBI job.

Ma was charged in a federal court in Honolulu with conspiracy to obtain and transmit national defense information to a foreign nation.

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