NYPD officer charged with spying on Tibetans for China

NYPD officer charged with spying on Tibetans for China

A New York City police officer was charged on Monday with being an “intelligence asset” for the Chinese government.

There was no allegation that Baimadajie Angwang compromised national security or New York Police Department operations. Still, he was considered “the definition of an insider threat,” William Sweeney, head of the FBI’s New York office, said in a statement.

Angwang, 33, a naturalized U.S. 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.

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