You may remember Glenn Duffie Shriver as the 28-yr old man who spent some time working and studying in Shanghai and later tried to spy on the CIA for China. The key word in that sentence is “tried.” Shriver was caught in October of last year and got his comeuppance today. It was announced this morning that he’s getting 4 years in prison and another 2 years under supervised release.
At the hearing, Shriver said to the court that he’d made a “terrible decision” and “somewhere along the way I got into bed with the wrong people.”
We can imagine that Shriver’s name reappearing in the press is going to fuel even more talk about why America should be worried about China, but as we pointed out last time, Glenn was completely hopeless at spying. He was caught even before he could begin working at the CIA and prosecutors said “he never was close to getting access to classified information.”
We said it once, we’ll say it again. Espionage fail.