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A former CIA officer was sentenced Friday to 19 years in prison for conspiring to provide classified information to China, marking the conclusion of a prosecution that came as the U.S. Justice Department stepped up efforts to counter what national security officials contend is an increasingly persistent Chinese campaign to obtain U.S. government and business secrets.

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C. Ryan Barber

C. Ryan Barber, based in Washington, covers government affairs and regulatory compliance. Contact him at cbarber@alm.com. On Twitter: @cryanbarber

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