Tuesday, September 12, 2006

House plans probe of intelligence support for Chinese spy

The House Intelligence Committee plans to probe the intelligence community for the alarming level of support extended to convicted Chinese spy Ronald Montaperto.

A veteran Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officer, Montaperto was convicted recently of improperly handling classified documents and admitted passing secrets to Chinese military intelligence officers. Prosecutors identified Montaperto's offense as espionage, but went after him on lesser charges.

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Peter Hoekstra says he intends to investigate the level of pro-PRC activity within the US intelligence community. Bill Gertz has uncovered the story in the Washington Times. For more, see my blog RonaldMontaperto.com.