A former CIA officer sold top secret and other classified documents to Chinese intelligence officials, according to charges filed Thursday in Alexandria federal court.
His name is Kevin Mallory, age 60, and is a self-employed consultant that speaks fluent Chinese, according to Zero Hedge. He has maintained a Top Secret security clearance. The Washington Post says that Mallory was an employee of the CIA.
Kevin was arrested Thursday and appeared briefly in front of Judge Theresa Buchanan on counts of delivering defense information to aid a foreign government and making false statements. He asked to be represented by a public defender.
According to court filings, Mallory went to Shangai in April and was stopped by Customs agents at O’Hare with $16,500 in cash. Mallory then admitted that he had met with two people from what he suspected were Chinese intelligence officers.
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He faces up to life in prison. He will return to court Friday for a detention and preliminary hearing.
“The conduct alleged in this complaint is serious and should send a message to anyone who would consider violating the public’s trust and compromising our national security by disclosing classified information,” said Dana J. Boente, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
(h/t Liberty Writers)