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Pentagon Official Charged with Plotting to Spy for China


WASHINGTON (CNN) — A Pentagon official has been charged with conspiracy to communicate classified information to a person he believed represented China’s government, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday.

James Wilbur Fondren Jr., 62, worked as the deputy director for the Washington liaison office for U.S. Pacific Command, according to the complaint unsealed in the Eastern District of Virginia.

He turned himself in to federal agents Wednesday morning, the Department of Justice said. …

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