Is on the Gin
- May 26, 2020
- United Kingdom
An NYPD officer has been arrested for allegedly acting as an agent of China and is accused of committing wire fraud, making false statements and obstructing an official proceeding.
Trying to help make connection between PRC officials and NYPD members by trying to get PRC members to be allowed at NYPD events.
Also monitoring and reporting on actions of people from Tibet in the USA to try and help the PRC crack down on opposition
Making false statements
Trying to obstruct official proceedings
Offering non public info on NYPD internal workings to the PRC
Trying to develop an informant network within the Tibetan community in the USA.
FBI Assistant Director of New York William Sweeney Jr. released a statement on Angwang:
"This is the definition of an insider threat - as alleged, Mr. Angwang operated on behalf of a foreign government; lied to gain his clearance, and used his position as an NYPD police officer to aid the Chinese government's subversive and illegal attempts to recruit intelligence sources. The FBI is committed to stopping hostile foreign governments from infiltrating our institutions, and we will not tolerate the behavior of those who willingly violate their oath to the United States, and covertly work against their fellow citizens. We want to thank the NYPD for its extraordinary partnership on this investigation."