The Department of Justice announced it had arrested and charged a Chinese intelligence officer with economic espionage and theft of trade secrets from U.S. aviation and aerospace companies, according to a news release.
A 27-year-old Chinese national who served in the U.S. Army Reserve was arrested Tuesday on a federal charge of helping China-based intelligence operatives recruit spies living in this country, according to federal prosecutors.
Spies. Subterfuge. Clandestine operations. Nothing gets people going like a thrilling tale of espionage — it’s no wonder that movie franchises like the Bonds and the Bournes have seen so much commercial success. These real-life spies, however, aren’t nearly as badass — and none of them were patriotically or ideologically driven. These six spies committed espionage against the United States in the name of livin’ the high life: for the love of sex, drugs, diamonds, and fame.