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Real-life Bureau jails smitten French spy ‘turned by China’ – The Times

It reads like a plotline from The Bureau, a French television spy thriller that has won a cult following around the world: an intelligence officer falls for a glamorous woman he meets on a foreign

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It reads like a plotline from The Bureau, a French television spy thriller that has won a cult following around the world: an intelligence officer falls for a glamorous woman he meets on a foreign posting and is turned by the enemy.
It was a real-life drama, however, that played out in a Paris courtroom last week as a former officer from the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure (DGSE), the agency within which the series is set, was convicted of spying apparently for China.
No details emerged of what was revealed during the five-day trial, which was held behind closed doors to prevent the divulging of information touching on national defence. It ended with the man, named only as Henri

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