A New York City police officer has been charged with being an intelligence asset for the Chinese government who agreed to spy on US supporters of the Tibetan independence movement.
Baimadajie Angwang, a naturalized US citizen from Tibet, worked since 2018 as an agent for the People's Republic of China in its effort to suppress the movement, according to a criminal complaint filed in Brooklyn federal court. It says he secretly worked for unnamed handlers from the Chinese consulate in New York..
Guardian, September 22, 2020
I guess our “magic dirt” wasn’t enough for this chap? The story gets better the more you read.
Along with being an NYPD officer, Angwang is a staff sergeant in the US army reserve who was given security clearance by the Department of Defense, according to court papers that accuse him of lying during a background check that got him that status.
“As alleged in this federal complaint, Baimadajie Angwang violated every oath he took in this country. One to the United States, another to the US army and a third to this police department,” said the NYPD commissioner, Dermot Shea.
He must have been shocked at how gullible Americans were. “Wait... They just take you at your word?”
At one point, Angwang suggested that issuing 10-year visas to Tibetans in the US would help recruit other spies, the papers say.
Angwang has worked at a NYPD precinct in Queens as a community liaison, authorities said. Before becoming a citizen, he sought asylum by claiming he had been arrested and tortured in China partly because of his Tibetan ethnicity, they said.
Shocking that this “refugee” repeatedly lied to first immigrate here and then to get jobs in the Army and law enforcement. I’m sure it’s an isolated incident and we don’t have numerous cases of immigrants like this who retain their loyalty to their native governments.