Kevin Mallory has always been a risk taker. In a twenty-year career in intelligence, he violated the terms of his top secret security clearance at least twice.
Last year he took his biggest gamble yet: simultaneously selling secrets to Chinese intelligence officers for $25,000 and exposing those spies to his old colleagues at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Mallory, 61, bet a jury would believe he was acting as a freelance triple agent, luring the Chinese in so he could hand them over to U.S. authorities.
On Friday, jurors in Alexandria federal court found the former CIA officer guilty of espionage and related charges.
Mallory "never wanted...