Kevin Mallory, 60, used to work as a special agent for the Diplomatic Security Service at the U.S. State Department, according to Dennis Michael Lynch. Mallory’s top secret clearance has led him to do the unthinkable — committing treason against his country. The FBI discovered a device that he allegedly used to send classified information to Chinese intelligence in exchange for money, and items meant to disguise one’s appearance were found in his closet.
The FBI raided his home with a K-9 unit, and arrested Mallory. He was convicted of espionage after falling into a trap. The documents from the first day of court reveal that Mallory spoke fluent Mandarin, and went to Shanghai to meet with undercover Chinese FBI agents who were posing as members of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS).
Mallory thought he would be trading his top secret documents for $25,000. It turned out to be a ploy to catch him in the act of trading classified documents to other countries. Other charges Mallory faces include making false statements, and delivering defense-critical information to a foreign government.