OREANDA-NEWSGermany’s Prosecutor General’s Office is investigating a former high-ranking EU diplomat from Germany and two lobbyists on suspicion of spying for China. This was reported on Wednesday by the online edition of Spiegel.

According to him, law enforcement agencies in this case carried out searches on offices and apartments in Berlin and Brussels on Wednesday morning, as well as in the federal states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. The investigation proceeds from the fact that two of the suspects transmitted private and official information to the PRC Ministry of State Security.

Earlier it was reported that a court in the Eastern District of the US state of Virginia sentenced former U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer Kevin Mallory to 20 years in prison and another five years in custody after being released on charges of spying for China.