BREAKING: Former US Diplomatic Officer Arrested For Giving Top-Secret Documents to Chinese Agent
Alexandria, Virginia – Kevin Mallory, 60 was arrested Thursday and was charged under the Federal Espionage Act and could face life in prison, Associated Press reports.
Via Associated Press:
A Virginia man caught with $16,500 in cash in his carry-on luggage was charged Thursday with transmitting top-secret documents to an apparent Chinese agent.
Kevin Mallory, 60, of Leesburg was arrested Thursday and made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia. The self-employed consultant who speaks Chinese is charged under the federal Espionage Act and could face life in prison. In fact, if certain conditions are met, the charges could make Mallory eligible for the death penalty, prosecutor John Gibbs said at Mallory’s initial appearance.
Court records indicate that Mallory was an Army veteran and worked as a special agent for the Diplomatic Security Service at the U.S. State Department from 1987 to 1990. Since 1990, he has worked for a variety of government agencies and defense contractors, according to the affidavit. He held Top Secret security clearance.
Read the rest of the report by AP here.
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