New York police officer accused of spying for China

The Prosecutor’s office claims that he collected data on local supporters of the Tibetan independence movement.

A New York police officer assigned to a precinct in Queens was spying for the Chinese government, tracking down local supporters of the Tibetan independence movement and passing “intelligence” to Chinese authorities, Federal prosecutors said.

Baimadaji Angwang, 33, a Sergeant in the US army reserve, is charged with illegal activities as a foreign agent, fraud using electronic means of communication, and false statements.
US authorities allege that he provided false information about his contacts with China by filling out official government questionnaires.

If convicted, he faces up to 55 years in prison.

A naturalized citizen of the United States, Anguang worked in the police department of New York from 2016. As an army reservist, he had access to classified information.