Fugitive Taken in US Custody After Trying to Hide in China’s San Francisco Consulate

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A fugitive the US accuses of taking protected harbor in China’s San Francisco consulate has been taken into custody, a number of studies stated Friday.

Juan Tang is predicted to seem in court docket later Friday, the studies stated citing an nameless Justice Department official.

The Justice Department didn’t instantly return a request for remark.

The division formally accused China’s San Francisco consulate of harboring Juan Tang on Thursday, saying the person is a covert member of Beijing’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

Tang remained holed up within the diplomatic constructing after the FBI interviewed her on June 20 on suspicion of visa fraud, the division stated on the time.

Tang allegedly responded “no” to a query on her visa utility about whether or not she had ever served within the army, however she is accused of being a uniformed officer of the PLA Air Force. According to a legal criticism, the FBI discovered {a photograph} of her in army uniform and references to her employment on the Air Force Military Medical University.

The FBI additionally discovered a further {photograph} of her in army uniform on digital media when it executed a search warrant.

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