Notes at home keep ac­cused spy in jail

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

A for­mer CIA of­fi­cer ac­cused of spy­ing for China had notes in his home that could have got­ten clan­des­tine sources killed, ac­cord­ing to prose­cu­tors in fed­eral court.

While Kevin Mal­lory is not ac­cused of hand­ing those doc­u­ments over to Chi­nese in­tel­li­gence agents, prose­cu­tors noted his ac­cess to the ma­te­rial to un­der­score the se­ri­ous­ness of po­ten­tial breaches and to ar­gue that he should re­main jailed pend­ing trial on es­pi­onage charges. A fed­eral judge agreed.

Mal­lory, a 60-year-old from Lees­burg, Va., is ac­cused of hand­ing over clas­si­fied doc­u­ments re­veal­ing de­tails of CIA in­tel­li­gence.

On a phone that Mal­lory ad­mit­ted was given to him by some­one he thought worked for Chi­nese in­tel­li­gence, eight doc­u­ments were found, au­thor­i­ties said. Six were clas­si­fied CIA doc­u­ments, and one was a clas­si­fied De­fense In­tel­li­gence Agency doc­u­ment, FBI agent Stephen Green tes­ti­fied Fri­day. The last is a mix of typed and hand­writ­ten pages that are still be­ing re­viewed.

At least two of the doc­u­ments were trans­mit­ted to the Chi­nese ear­lier this year, ac­cord­ing to prose­cu­tors.

A mag­is­trate judge last week or­dered Mal­lory’s re­lease on a $10,000 bond. But U.S. District Judge T.S. El­lis over­turned that de­ci­sion Fri­day.

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