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Larry Wu-Tai Chin
Larry Wu-Tai Chin was a Chinese language translator for the CIA’s Foreign Broadcast Information Service. He sold classified documents to the People’s Republic of China from 1952 to 1985. He provided sensitive information about Richard Nixon’s plans for normalising relations with China two years before the president visited the country. In February 1986, Chin was convicted of 17 counts of espionage, conspiracy and tax evasion. Chin committed suicide with a garbage bag over his head on his sentencing day.
Podcast-- Larry Wu-Tai Chin
Larry Wu-tai Chin Pt. 1-- The Translator
During the Korean War in the 1950s, Chinese-born linguist Larry Wu-Tai Chin was hired by the US State Department to translate prisoner of war interrogations. Larry would use his new position to embark on the longest career of espionage in U.S. history
Larry Wu-tai Chin Pt. 2-- Spy Millionaire
Linguist. Spy. Slumlord. Sex offender. Larry Chin was a man of many hats. But after 33 years spying for the Chinese government in 1985, the FBI still couldn’t force him into the role of “convicted prisoner”