ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A Michigan man was sentenced yesterday to four years in prison after admitting he took $70,000 from Chinese spies while attempting to secure jobs with the CIA and US Foreign Service that would give him access to government secrets.
Glenn D. Shriver of Grand Rapids, 29, pleaded guilty in October to conspiring to provide national defense information to Chinese intelligence officers.
According to court documents, Shriver was approached by Chinese officers while living in Shanghai in 2004. He answered an English-language ad seeking someone to write a paper on US-Chinese relations. Chinese intelligence officers began to recruit him and encouraged him to seek out US government jobs that would give him access to classified documents.
Prosecutors said Shriver never got a job that gave him access to classified information.