Taiwan General Gets Life Term in ‘Honey Trap’ Spy Case

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Taiwan general who sold classified information to a female Chinese agent has been sentenced to life in prison for spying.

Officials said Major General Lo Hsien-che can appeal the sentence, which was handed down Monday.

Lo was reportedly drawn into a “honey trap” operation by a female agent while stationed in Thailand between 2002 and 2005. The Defense Ministry says he handed over sensitive information in exchange for bribes on five occasions.

The ministry has not identified the material provided by Lo. However, he served as chief of the army telecommunications and electronic information department and had access to sensitive information about weapons systems.