The charge, which is breach of trust by a public officer, was brought by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police after an investigation into the activities of Wanping Zheng, a resident of Brossard in Quebec.
Anirudh Bhattacharya I am Toronto
Canadian police have charged a former Canadian Space Agency employee with illegally acting on behalf of a Chinese airline.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has filed a charge of breach of trust by a public officer after an investigation into the activities of 61-year-old Wanping Cheng, a resident of Brossard, Quebec.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said he was “indicted in connection with unlawful activities carried out in conjunction with his duties at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).”
The Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) began its investigation into its activities in October 2019 after receiving information from the CSA Security Administration. Zing allegedly “used his status as a CSA engineer to negotiate agreements to install satellite station facilities in Iceland. He allegedly acted on behalf of a Chinese airline,” the RCMP said.
Zheng is scheduled to appear in court on December 15. Meanwhile, the CSA said that when “concerns arose about this individual’s private activities outside of his or her work, the CSA took action, including an internal investigation and restriction of access to information.” With the increase of measures, employment stopped, in 2019.”
She has conveyed her concerns to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and actively cooperated in the investigation.
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