NEW: Chinese Firm Paid US Gov't Intelligence Adviser 12/6/13
WASHINGTON - A longtime adviser to the Director of National Intelligence has resigned, after the government learned he was a paid consultant to a Chinese tech company considered an espionage threat by the U.S.
Theodore H. Moran is an expert on China's international investment. He's served since 2007 as adviser to the intelligence director's advisory panel on foreign investment.
He also worked an adviser to the National Intelligence Council, the group of 18 senior analysts and policy experts who provide U.S. spy agencies with judgments on important international issues.
Moran's security clearance granted him access to sensitive materials. He was forced to withdraw from those roles after Congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia complained about Moran's work for Huawei (WAH-way) Technologies.
Moran declined to discuss the matter with The Associated Press.