US diplomat Candace Marie Claiborne gets 40 months in prison for selling documents to Chinese agents

A US diplomat was sentenced to 40 months in prison on Tuesday for lying to investigators about money she received from Chinese intelligence agents in exchange for US documents.The US Justice Department said Candace Marie Claiborne, 63, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States in one of several high-profile cases involving Beijing spies’ recruitment of US officials with access to classified intelligence. She will also be fined US$40,000.Claiborne was entrusted with privileged…


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