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China's Ministry of State Security successfully obtained State Department internal documents from an embassy office manager who was paid in cash and gifts, according to court documents in the case of Candace Claiborne, a spy for China since 2007. freebeacon.com/national-secur…
State Dept employee w Top Secret clearance, she rec'd training & briefing abt need for caution & transparency..case demonstrates govt emps will be held accountable for failing to honor the trust placed in them when they take on such sensitive assignments”
[Mar 29, 2017] US state dept official charged with accepting bribes from Chinese spies. Candace Claiborne faces prison time for lying to FBI about receiving thousands of dollars in gifts and cash in exchange for information she claims was ‘unclassified’

Claiborne said the benefits could generate $20,000+/yr working for Chinese agents, according to court docs.

In exchange, she provided them w internal State Dept data, ranging from US economic strategies to visits by dignitaries btwn the 2 countries
[PDF] She joined the State Dept in 1999 & has served in a variety of places, incl DC, Baghdad, Iraq, Beijing & Shanghai, China, & Khartoum, Sudan. According to state Dept records, Claiborne has language proficiency in Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, & Spanish

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