NYPD Officer (also USAR civil affairs SSG) arrested for spying for Communist Chinese

| September 22, 2020

ninja has forwarded the news that an NYPD police officer has been arrested for spying for the Chinese. The officer is also a serving member of the US Army Reserve where he’s a civil affairs staff sergeant. He may have spent time as a US Marine as well.

Baimadajie Angwang, 33, who was born in China’s Tibet region and serves in the U.S. Army Reserve, allegedly reported on the activity of ethnic Tibetans in the New York area to the Chinese consulate and was tasked with recruiting potential intelligence assets among the city’s Tibetan community, prosecutors said.

As an agent, he “spotted and assessed potential ethnic Tibetan intelligence sources in the New York metropolitan area and beyond,” the complaint said. Tibetans have long been oppressed by the Chinese government and many are believed to have been killed since China occupied the region decades ago.

As for Angwang’s background;

He initially traveled to the U.S. on a cultural exchange visa, which he overstayed, prosecutors said. He sought alyssum, claiming he’d been arrested and tortured in China because of his Tibetan ethnicity. Though he is Tibetan, his ties to China run deep, the Justice Department said.

His father is retired from China People’s Liberation Army and is a member of the Chinese Communist Party, prosecutors allege. His mother is a retired government official and also a member of the Communist Party and his brother serves as a reservist in the PLA.

All three live in China.

Investigators found that in 2016, Angwang wired $100,000 from a U.S. bank to his brother’s account and subsequently wired an additional $50,000 to someone else in China. He also received multiple wire transfers from China, officials said.

Since June 2018, he had been communicating with a Chinese official he referred to as “Boss,” prosecutors said. In October of that year, Angwang advised the official about a new Tibetan community center in Queens that they should visit together.

Much more at the source link; Fox News and CBS New York

Category: "Teh Stoopid", Army, China, Guest Link, ninja, Police, Shitbags

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  1. 2banana says:

    Huge question.

    Did the Chinese learn how to hand out soccer balls?

  2. Hondo says:

    Hmm. Father retired PLA, mother retired PRC government, brother PLA reservist, and both parents members of the CCP.

    Tell me again how this guy received any type of security clearance, or was approved to join the USAR in the fist place?

    • Sapper3307 says:

      Part of the open borders thing?

      • 26Limabeans says:

        Yeah but could he get into Harvard?
        They discriminate against Asians. Too bad, he would
        have fit right in.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      That just screams “firing squads needed”.

    • Ret_25X says:

      The story is even worse than I thought. Apparently he served in the USMC and Army Reserves. And as a SSG he has been around a day or two.

      It’s possible that he straight out lied on his eqip, and at the sekret level no investigator is going to check.

      A possible 2fer here…

      I’m waiting for the feds to come in and save him from public trial under the “sekrets have to be protekted” line.

    • MSG Eric says:

      A Secret Security Clearance is required to be considered MOS qualified as a 38B (Civil Affairs), regardless of rank.

      In his case, if he came in as prior service, they probably did an ENTNAC (Entrance National Agency Check) investigation on him, which is pretty simple and quick. As long as they don’t find anything extreme in your criminal history and you say all the right things on your SF-86, you’ll be a “GO” at this station. Even back in 1993, mine was submit before I left for Basic and I had my Secret Clearance before I got to AIT.

      Along with that, Civil Affairs units are ALWAYS recruiting and accepting personnel, especially if they speak another CAT 1 language fluently. (Mandarin)

      The CA Battalion at Ft Dix is on Jump status and the reason he’s there is because of the language he brings (Even though their AOR is Africa).

      As a 38B, especially with prior service he could probably make it from E4 to E6 in 4-5 years Time in Service (Army and Marine combined), as long as there are slots for him to get promoted into. E6 positions are usually available pretty quickly.

      By his duty description, he’s a Civil Affairs Team Sergeant, whether that’s on a line company CA team, or on one of the specialty teams in the headquarters.

    • Commissar says:

      He lied about being a persecuted Tibetan.

      Created a fraudulent backstory.

      I think he was a Chinese asset before he even set foot in the US.

  3. Slow Joe says:

    Why are we tolerating people overstaying their visas?
    That’s illegal. Breaking not only the law, but the trust of the people of the United States, who through our gruberment granted a TEMPORARY visa to that individual.

    Until we start kicking out EVERYBODY who is here illegal, either by illegally crossing the border or illegally overstaying their visas, we are not going to have the rule of law and furriners are gonna keep breaking our laws.

    The United States receives 1.3 million legal immigrants every year (prior to covid) so there is no reason to tolerate illegal immigration.

    • Ret_25X says:

      because idiots like Dummissar exist and vote regularly and often for idiots who take money from the CCP and the billionaire korrupt Kommunist klub to allow it to happen.

      • Commissar says:

        What the fuck?

        Who exactly did I vote for that was a CCP stooge?

        And Trump supporters should not be slinging mud about voting for foreign assets.

        Trump has a Russian stooge running his campaign in 2016.

        Could have happened to anyone right? I mean Manafort had years of history working on Republican campaigns. So Trump was just duped into hiring him despite his work on behalf of Putin in the Ukraine.

        But then, Trump fucking hires another Russian asset to run his god damn 2020 campaign.

        And the Mueller report details dozens of times was the Trump campaign directly communicated and cooperated with Russian agents. And dozens of times they lied to cover it up. Several going to jail for it.

        The only thing that was missing was the smoking gun directly implicating Trump himself, But Trump jr and Kushner will be indicted when Trump and Barr are no longer able to protect them.

        But Mueller was prevented from looking. Into Trump’s finance, or directly investigating Trump himself. And Trump refused to be interviewed Trump LIED on his written testimony.

        I hate all corrupt politicians. Political corruption should be a capital offense.

        You are the one that is rabidly in support of a corrupt foreign asset.

    • Slow Joe says:

      As a fobbit?

      • ninja says:

        He supposedly did one tour in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan.

        He could have lied about being deployed as well…or even lied about being a Marine?

        Scratching my head about his service…numerous articles identified him as an Army Reservist, SSG/E6, with duty at Fort Dix, NJ with a Civil Affairs unit.

        • MSG Eric says:

          It is entirely possible for him to have one tour in the Marines and two in a CA unit in a few years worth of time.

          Two of the CA units I was assigned to had elements deployed 3 of the 4 years I was assigned to each. Plus, other CA units were always looking for volunteers from other units (even other Reserve units) to fill slots for deployments.

          The battalion I went to Afghanistan with had about 20 LT/CPT types begging to join us from other Army Reserve units so they could get a combat patch out of it. And that was only the ones I talked to about wanting to come to our unit.

          • ninja says:

            “The battalion I went to Afghanistan with had about 20 LT/CPT types begging to join us from other Army Reserve units so they could get a combat patch out of it…”

            😅🤣😂😉😎

            And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is SO TRUE…

            If you all only knew how many Army Troops came into Theater for “TDY” trips during OEF and OIF, showing up without a “Combat Patch” on the right side of their BDUs and mysteriously, less than 2 weeks in Theater, left WITH a “Combat Patch” on their sleeve.

            And Heaven Forbid if those Soldiers wore their Unit patch. Somehow, they ended up being an 82nd ABN Trooper or a 101st Screaming Eagle Trooper or a 10th Mountain Trooper, etc. etc.

            It was disgusting. Some of them had the audacity to ask the Army to pay for those patches.

            Sadly, the Army created that Self-Inflicted Monster because of Peacetime service.

            • MSG Eric says:

              My last unit had an E-9 AGR assigned as the CSM for the battalion, “coincidentally” right before the battalion deployed. That E-9 came from Army Human Resources Command (The Army’s “swamp”) THEN, after the deployment that same E-9 was gone after only 22 months of being assigned to the unit. Wasn’t fired, just PCS’d right back to the same HQ they came from.

              When a friend of mine asked for a compassionate reassignment to his Home of Record, the very same Army HRC told him “no, you haven’t been at your current location long enough. you can’t do that!” He was at his current assignment for about the same amount of time.

              I didn’t mind those that joined, went downrange and actually did the job and worked for it. But we had a couple who didn’t even make it through the deployment platform before we sent them home. “Hey I realize you’re a Captain and that might be a bigger deal in a conventional unit, but this is a CA unit. Your company commander is a Major (O-4) and you as an O-3 are in charge of these three Soldiers. That’s. It.”

      • Commissar says:

        He was CA, so almost certainly not a fobbit, dumbass.

        It is one thing to go find the bad guys.

        It is another to set up a meet, tell them you are coming, meet with them in their area of control, surrounded by their guards, and eat their food.

        You really need to get your head out of your ass and stop calling CA “fobbits”.

  4. Skippy says:

    Just the tip of the iceberg
    So many more to come

  5. ninja says:

    A question that was raised from the attached link reference Angwang in Marine Corps uniform:

    “Marine Corps OSINT and ribbon nerds, can you help me identify these ribbons from a 2019 photo of him?”

    https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2020/09/21/nyc-police-officer-an-army-reservist-charged-with-spying-on-tibetan-immigrants-for-china/

  6. Claw says:

    Whiz Wheel®™ Shackles:

    Baimadajie (Faked-Up SF-86) Angwang (FRPR*) 56×8= 448

    *Full Retard Past Rutabaga (Hat Tip to API)

    • ninja says:

      Durn, Claw.

      Thought he may have made it pass 500 on the Whiz Wheels…

      Someone’s head is gonna roll on his SF-86…

  7. 5th/77th FA says:

    Rope, scaffold, this perp. Some assembly required. Oh, and that’s AFTER some very persuasive folks have a little “chat” with him, you know, just to get a better idea of who his friends are.

  8. Slow Joe says:

    I suspect stolen valor as well.

  9. ninja says:

    “According to court filings, Angwang “currently holds the rank of Staff Sergeant” in the Army Reserve, “and is stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey in an Airborne Civil Affairs battalion.”

    “He previously served on active duty in the U.S. Marines from 2009 to 2014, and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2013 through 2014, according to the Army, which did not comment on his arrest.”

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/21/nypd-cop-charged-with-acting-as-china-agent.html

  10. ninja says:

    KoB:

    Am sure the majority of us (probably 100 %) remember filling out the dreaded SF-86, ESPECIALLY before the days of computers.

    I still have copies of my SF-86s, starting from the day I enlisted in the US Army (all locked in a safe).

    If anyone was a Military Brat, try remembering all the places one lived, starting with their birthplace.

    Had an Army Brat friend whose Mother was born in Germany and became a US Citizen years after his parents married. He told me that he had to provide extensive background info on his Mom when he applied for a Security Clearance.

    gabn/hbtd/rtr

    • Hondo says:

      Some of us remember typing a DD398. (smile)

    • David says:

      38 addresses on the last form I filled in. And when applying for a TS/SI, got a very extensive interview with the investigators when I got the date of my Mom’s naturalization wrong (in fairness, I was off by 20 years and 1000 miles).

      • SFC D says:

        I had an asshole investigator try to play games with me on the location of my high school. Kept quizzing me on the address. I knew exactly what he was trying to do. Eventually he says “MR D, the address you gave me for your high school checks out to be a junior high” and sits back with a smug look. I replied “yessir, it is now a junior high, but when I graduated, it was not. The high school is now 6 blocks away. If I had used that address, I would have been lying on my form. Would you like to play more games?” I got further revenge when he went to interview 2 of my references who happened to work in a secure area. They refused him access and made him wait 20 minutes, then had him do the interviews outside in the smoking area.

      • 26Limabeans says:

        When I applied for a passport I was thanked for making the job easy for them.
        Asked why and was told because both my parents were born here.

  11. Combat Historian says:

    When are the dumbshits in charge of our institutions going to realize that alien emigres from hostile countries and regions like PRC, Russia, and the mozzie world need special extra scrutiny when initially applying for trusted positions requiring sensitive clearances? This is not brain surgery, just fuckin common sense. This is also not nativist sentiment, as I am originally from an immigrant family that settled in the USA less than six decades ago. The PC aversion to extra scrutiny for groups of people from hostile countries and regions is steadily destroying our country…

    • MSG Eric says:

      A Secret clearance isn’t really that sensitive. It is about two steps above what you read in the paper.

      Granted, it still allows access to way more than this piece of garbage should have, but even when units to deploy to Iraq or Afghanistan everyone gets an interim secret regardless.

      • Combat Historian says:

        All true, but the question remains: why are USG, DOD, NYPD, etc. not extending extra scrutiny when initially enlisting/hiring alien emigres from hostile countries? Extra scrutiny would have uncovered that this traitor’s parents were in the PLA/PRC govt. Would this traitor then still have been granted SECRET clearance in the military and allowed access to NYPD intelligence in his LEO position? I hope not…

        • MSG Eric says:

          I’m actually surprised the NYPD didn’t catch this one as much as they claim to do significant background checks.

          Maybe the investigator there didn’t want to seem “racist” for asking about his family connections in China? Or, he was overloaded at work and just rubber-stamped investigations?

          Bottom line is at least 4-5 people didn’t do their job to the best of their ability on this one.

  12. ninja says:

    Research indicates “He’s currently in the 404th CA BN (A) at Ft. Dix”…

  13. Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

    “We’re gonna give you a fair trial, followed by a first class hanging.”

  14. ninja says:

    “China Calls Allegations of NYPD Cop Acting As a Spy ‘Pure Fabrication'”

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/china-responds-to-allegations-nypd-cop-spy

    Yep.

    Just as COVID 19 did not originate from China.

    Sheesh….

  15. Commissar says:

    Shitbag. Traitor.

    • ninja says:

      Commissar:

      AMEN!!!!

      😉😎👍👍

      • USMC Steve says:

        It is good to know that you do have some limits of acceptable behavior. No other liberal that I know of does. Of course, you hate conservatives that much, too.

        Situational ethics, y’know.

  16. Commissar says:

    Does anyone have a source as to when he became naturalized?

    It seems he was an adult already.

    He may have come here as a Chinese asset from the beginning.

    Lied about Tibetan persecution to secure asylum and a visa.

    He may have been working for the Chinese long before he became a cop. During his service as a Marine.