Ex-CIA man accused of conspiring with China set for plea

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA officer charged with conspiring to deliver secrets to China is scheduled to enter a plea.

Court records show Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a resident of Hong Kong, is scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria.

Lee pleaded not guilty last year to charges of conspiring to deliver defense information to a foreign government. The indictment alleges that Lee met in 2010 with Chinese intelligence officers who promised to take care of him for life financially if he cooperated. The indictment states that Lee traveled to China in 2012 with top secret information in his luggage, including the real names of CIA assets.

Since he was arrested and charged in January 2018, the case has proceeded largely in secrecy.

Lee's lawyer declined comment Tuesday.