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Spies fear former CIA officer may not face justice for suspected role in exposure of agents in China

Spies fear former CIA officer may not face justice for suspected role in exposure of agents in China

Veteran U.S. spies were elated to learn of the arrest this week of a suspect in a long-running mole hunt within the CIA's ranks. But their mood was tempered by skepticism that the man will ever face charges for what some believe is his role in the exposure and deaths of several CIA agents in China, according to current and former officials.

The arrest Monday of Jerry Chun Shing Lee, also known as Zhen Cheng Li, a former CIA case officer, is the latest chapter in a joint FBI and CIA investigation into the devastation of the agency's spy network in China, the officials said.

The loss of so many agents was a major preoccupation inside the intelligence community and a blow to...

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