NYPD officer arrested for 'acting as an illegal agent for China'

New York City police officer is arrested for 'acting as an illegal agent for China' and 'devising a plan to defraud the Department of Defense and obtain money and property from the US'

By Valerie Edwards and Shawn Cohen For Dailymail.com

Published: 20:26 BST, 21 September 2020 | Updated: 20:32 BST, 21 September 2020

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NYPD officer, Baimadajie Angwang (pictured), was arrested on Monday for allegedly acting as an illegal agent for China

NYPD officer, Baimadajie Angwang (pictured), was arrested on Monday for allegedly acting as an illegal agent for China

An officer with the New York City Police Department was arrested on Monday for allegedly acting as an illegal agent for China. 

The officer has been identified in a criminal complaint as Baimadajie Angwang, who was born in Tibet, China. 

Angwang, who lives in Nassau County, Long Island, currently works for the NYPD's 111th precinct in Queens. Angwang, 33, also serves in the US Army Reserve where he holds the rank of staff sergeant. He's stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey in an Airborne Civil Affairs battalion.

According to a criminal complaint, he allegedly began to devise a plan to 'defraud the US Department of Defense, and to obtain money and property from the US' in May 2019. 

The complaint claims that Angwang 'did knowingly act in the United States as an agent of a foreign government' and 'without prior notification to the

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