Notes at home keep accused spy in jail
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.