In September 2022, Ji Chaoqun, 31, was prosecuted as an agent of a foreign government, specifically the People’s Republic of China. Professor Barry Jonas, serving as Assistant U.S. Attorney, represented the U.S. Government in this case.

DOJ Press Release:

Chinese National Convicted of Acting Within the United States as an Unregistered Agent of the People’s Republic of China

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