According to 444.hu, Index noticed and interesting detail in the enquiry documents of former FBI technician Joey Chun: the man, who was actually working for the Chinese, was caught in Budapest.
Chun – whose original name is probably Kun Shan Chun – had been working for FBI since 1997, he admitted at an American court on Monday that he had been giving secret information to China and spied on commission of the Chinese government. (Among others, he gave out information about the identity and travel plans of an FBI agent, but he also sent photos of secret locations.)
The reason why he admitted spying is that he was caught: last year FBI sent an undercover agent after him, he took him into his confidence, so Chun unveiled himself to him.
Budapest came into the picture when Chun traveled to the Hungarian capital last July to meet his Chinese contact in a restaurant (the restaurant is unfortunately unknown). For some reason their meeting was canceled but he was given 500 euros to have fun in Budapest.
He told his new friend, the undercover FBI agent, everything about this, who appeared in Budapest at the same time. Chun tried to rope in his FBI agent friend: he promised him that he could sell information to China for good money, Chun only asked for some premium in exchange.
He later told the FBI agent in New York that he was in trouble because he hadn’t reported on his new relations from his foreign travels to FBI, which was a crime. This is how it became provable that he wasn’t naïve.
Chun made a deal in exchange for his admission: a point of claim was dropped, however, he should still expect 10 years of prison.
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