İrem UZUN -TDO- US government officials on Monday announced charges accusing an American citizen living in California with acting as a spy for China. San Francisco tour guide is accused of being a Chinese spy after ‘delivering digital cards with classified national security information’ to Beijing’s Ministry of State Security and ‘leaving envelopes containing $20,000 cash in hotel rooms’.
US Attorney David L Anderson said 56-year-old Xuehua (Edward) Peng is accused of being an illegal foreign agent and delivering classified United States national security information to officials in the People’s Republic of China.“The conduct charged in this case alleges a combination of age-old spy craft and modern technology,” Anderson said. “The charges announced today provide a rare glimpse into the secret efforts of the People’s Republic of China to obtain classified national security information from the United States.”
Peng was arrested at his home on Friday and was ordered held without bond in a hearing before US Magistrate Judge Joseph C Spero, the US Attorney’s office said.He is scheduled to return to court on Wednesday.