ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A man accused of selling Top Secret information to China has been ordered held without bond after prosecutors revealed his links to the CIA.
A magistrate had initially ruled that 60-year-old Kevin Mallory of Leesburg could be free on bond while he awaits trial on charges of violating the Espionage Act. Prosecutors say Mallory was caught by Customs agents with $16,500 in undeclared cash earlier this year on a flight from Shanghai, prompting the investigation.READ MORE: Maryland Dept. Of Health Website Operational After Cyberattack
In court papers Friday, prosecutors revealed for the first time that Mallory was a covert CIA case officer from 1990 to 1996, and later a CIA contractor.READ MORE: Pending Regulatory Approval, Sportsbook At Horseshoe Casino Could Open Friday
At Friday’s hearing in Alexandria, U.S. Senior Judge T.S. Ellis III ordered Mallory held without bond after prosecutors argued his experience in spycraft makes him a flight risk.Man Accused Of Killing Evelyn Player Was Working In Her Church, Attorney Says; Will Plead Not Criminally Responsible
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