FBI employee accused of being Chinese agent to plead guilty -prosecutors

by Reuters
Monday, 1 August 2016 15:57 GMT

NEW YORK, Aug 1 (Reuters) - An FBI electronics technician born in China who had access to classified information is expected to plead guilty on Monday to charges that he acted as an agent of China, prosecutors said.

Kun Shan Chun, who was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation since 1997, was previously charged with making false statements in a criminal complaint dated March 2016 that was unsealed in Manhattan federal court on Monday.

In a notice by the office of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, prosecutors said Chun was expected to appear in court on Monday, using language typically indicative of a guilty plea, and said he was charged for being an agent of China. (Reporting by Nate Raymond in New York; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)

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