US authorities have charged two Chinese intelligence officers with attempting to obstruct a criminal prosecution in New York. One of the defendants has additionally been charged with money laundering.
The duo allegedly schemed to steal files and other information from the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. These files were related to the ongoing criminal investigation of a China-based global telecommunications company. Further, to obtain these files, the defendants paid approximately $61,000 in Bitcoin bribes to a US government employee who had been working as a double agent on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The defendants are still at large.
Source: US Department of Justice