Traitor: FBI Official Pleads Guilty to Acting as Undercover Chinese Agent

An FBI employee pleaded guilty Monday to acting as an undercover agent for the Chinese government, the Justice Department said Monday.

Kun Shan Chun, a Chinese native and naturalized U.S. citizen who had a Top Secret security clearance, was charged with collecting sensitive FBI information and transmitting it to Chinese business and government officials on multiple occasions.

Chun had been working for the FBI’s New York Field Office since approximately 1997, before he was arrested in March after his office dispatched an undercover employee to meet Chun and record their conversations.

Chun told the FBI agent, who was acting undercover as a Chinese-born American citizen contracting for the Defense Department, that he was interested in passing along sensitive U.S. government information to Chinese government officials.

“Kun Shan Chun violated our nation’s trust by exploiting his official U.S. government position to provide restricted and sensitive FBI information to the Chinese government,” John P. Carlin, the Justice Department’s assistant attorney general for national security, said in a written statement