US China Espionage – CWEB.com
A former US government employee with top security clearances is charged with espionage after allegedly passing on top secret documents to a Chinese agent. The suspect said he considered his contacts to be working for a Chinese research organization.
“If convicted, Mallory could face life in prison, but prosecutor John Gibbs said at the hearing that he could seek the death penalty if certain conditions are met.
The 60-year-old Leesburg man was an Army veteran and worked as a special agent for the US State Department from 1987 to 1990 according to court documents.
Since 1990, he worked for a range of government agencies and defense contractors and held top secret service clearance, according to the affidavit.
When he left in October 2012, he allegedly moved documents with secret and top secret classifications onto an electronic device and took it with him.”