For years, Candace Marie Claiborne, 60, was greased with gifts from People’s Republic of China intelligence agents, Radar can now reveal.
According to a federal complaint unsealed in court, the dastardly diplomat banked $10,000s in gifts and cash over five years, including cash wires to her USAA account, an Apple iPhone and laptop, Chinese New Year’s gifts, meals, travel and vacation.
She even got free tuition at a Chinese fashion school, a fully furnished apartment and a monthly stipend!
The feds did not specify what Claiborne provided her Chinese overlords in return for this illicit bonanza — but officials noted a PRC agent ordered her to turn over secret government documents about U.S. affairs with Japan.
Claiborne has been with the U.S. State Department since 1999, and served overseas in Baghdad, Beijing, Shanghai, and Sudan. Officials said she was required to “report any contacts with persons suspected of affiliation with a foreign intelligence agency.”
She is charged with obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, both felonies.
She previously worked as Obama’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia.
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