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A former Virginia CIA officer was sentenced to 19 years in jail after confessing in May to conspiracy to spy for China, federal prosecutors said.

Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 55, left the CIA in 2007 and moved to Hong Kong. A few years later, in 2010, two Chinese intelligence officers called him and offered him $100,000 and his “lifelong care” for information he had seen during his work with intelligence.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars were subsequently deposited into Lee’s personal bank account between 2010 and 2013 in exchange for his services.

“Instead of assuming that responsibility and fulfilling the commitment he made not to disclose national defense information, he sold his country and conspired to become a spy for a foreign government, and then repeatedly lied to investigators about his behavior”,  Zachary Terwilliger, the federal prosecutor in Virginia, said in a statement.

The FBI inspected Lee’s Hawaii hotel room in August 2012 and found that he had an address book and a notebook containing handwritten notes during his CIA work before 2004, the Justice Department said.

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The notes included highly sensitive intelligence information such as the names of CIA assets, location of operations meetings, telephone numbers and details of secret facilities.

In May, Lee admitted plotting to provide national security information to help a foreign government.

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