A former US defense contractor has been charged with giving top-secret military documents to the Chinese government, according to the US Justice Department.
Kevin Patrick Mallory, 60, was charged Thursday with delivering military information to a foreign government and with making false statements to FBI agents, the Justice Department said Thursday.
Mallory’s investigation began when a Customs and Border Protection search of his carry-on luggage revealed that he was bringing $16,500 in undeclared cash into the United States from Shanghai, according to a complaint filed by an FBI agent.
Mallory, of Leesburg, Virginia, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted of the espionage charges. Read more here.