The state Department said about the Chinese network fraud visa

The U.S. believes that the four Chinese researchers who were charged with fraud visas, are part of a network covering 25 U.S. cities, said to journalists on Friday a senior state Department official.

"People are indicted, it is a microcosm of that, we believe, part of a wider network of people in more than 25 U.S. cities. This network is fueled through the Consulate here," he said.

Three suspects of Chinese citizens were detained earlier, another took refuge in the Chinese Consulate in Houston, which Washington ordered to close. However, on Friday the representative of the U.S. justice Department announced that a student was detained. These people suspected that they withheld information about the service in the army of China when applying for a visa.

The representative of the state Department amid accusations against employees of the Consulate of China with espionage and theft of intellectual property also stated that we should not expect that after the closure of the Embassy will be followed by many court cases in connection with the diplomatic immunity of the Chinese employees.