Kevin Patrick Mallory has reportedly been charged with espionage. If charges are proved, he may end up spending the rest of his time behind high prison walls.
60-year old Kevin Patrick Mallory, a consultant from Virginia reportedly gave away Top Secret documents to Chinese intelligence officials. FBI officials claim that the middle-aged man made huge sums from the espionage.
Federal Bureau of Investigations officials also claim that the man tried to confuse the investigative agency. It has now been confirmed that the man has been formally charged in federal court for with “making materially false statements to the FBI…gathering or delivering defense information to aid a foreign government.” He was charged Thursday.
The Justice Department has said that Kevin Mallory of Leesburg, Virginia sold classified documents to Chinese intelligence agents on trips to Shanghai in March and April. The content of the documents in question was not divulged, but is being made to look as “defence information” for which he received $25,000.
Media reports claim that the man in question is a fluent Mandarin speaker who had served in the US Army, then as a special agent for the security service of the State Department, before becoming a contractor to various government agencies. Up until 2012 he had a “top secret” clearance level in positions in China, Taiwan, Iraq and Washington DC.
According to FBI documents, from April until May 2017, Mallory made false statements to law enforcement officers about transmitting the Top Secret documents to an agent of the People’s Republic of China. Dana J. Boente, the Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia described the allegations against Mallory as “serious,” saying in a statement that he threatened national security.
Reports suggest that the man who is fluent not just in Mandarin, but in many other languages as well is consultant with GlobalEx, LLC. and resides in Leesburg, Virginia. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He joined the Army and worked there for 5 years before taking up job as Army reservist and worked as a special agent for the State Department Diplomatic Security Service for three years. (1987-1990).
Mallory was reportedly approached by a Chinese secret service agent. He told FBI officials that how he had phone interviews with the “recruiter” and was introduced to the man he said he traveled to Shanghai to see on his April “business trip.” He told the FBI that he himself contacted officials about being contacted by Chinese agents. Reports suggest that last month he agreed to let them search a “device” he received from the Chinese agent he visited in Shanghai. That device, Mallory said, was supposed to be used to use it for private communications with the Chinese agent.