NYPD officer was allegedly spying for Chinese Communist Party in effort to bring fugitives back to China
· May 30, 2024 · NottheBee.com

You don't see this every day. A Chinese NYPD officer has been fired for allegedly spying on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party.

Yup, right here in the USA!

The man was allegedly helping to carry out "Operation Fox Hunt," which aims to repatriate and then charge with crimes Chinese fugitives who have fled their home country.

Lt. Steven Li was working at the Internal Affairs Bureau when he helped a Chinese national connect with a woman targeted by the Chinese government from between 2019 and 2021, FBI and NYPD investigators alleged.

Li reportedly connected a Chinese agent named Sun Hoi Ying to Chinese expats that the CCP wanted to nab and bring back to China.

Li allegedly set up meetings for Ying in the city with the woman, who was identified as "Huang" in the documents. She was accused in China of embezzling money from a Chinese state-owned company before moving to the US in 2001.

Did I mention that Li was working in the Internal Affairs Bureau?

Fairly normal behavior for China here, but I must ask,


That's an unforgivable hire, and you should never be responsible for hiring another soul into the department.

Li denied he was acting as an agent and said he had made it clear to the victim, whom he knew from community events and occasionally had dinner with, that he was a police officer and that he didn't represent Sun or the Chinese government, according to the NYPD Order of Dismissal.

At one point, Li texted an unidentified person on WeChat to report the targeted woman appeared to be "a little bit emotional."

Sun also sent passport photos to Li asking that he do checks on them, but there was no evidence the cop ran their names at the NYPD.

He was also accused of making false statements to the FBI during interviews and of not notifying the NYPD of the investigation for two years.

Note that Li hasn't yet been charged with a crime, though he was fired back in February. This is an ongoing investigation.

It really makes you wonder how many more Chinese spies we have out there conducting CCP business right under our noses. 👇

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