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>> A six-year top secret mole hunt may finally be over, after the FBI arrested an ex-CIA officer charged with keeping highly classified information that may have helped China dismantle America's spy network in the country. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a US citizen, was arrested Monday night at JFK airport after flying in from Hong Kong.
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He is suspected of betraying US informants in China, dozens of whom were killed or imprisoned by the Chinese government in one of the worst intelligence breaches in decades. The FBI kept a close watch on Lee after agents discovered two small books in his hotel room that contained the real names and numbers of spy recruits, and covert CIA employees.
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53-year-old Lee made his first court appearance on Tuesday before a Federal Judge in Brooklyn. He is being held without bail while awaiting a transfer to Virginia.