Prosecutors seek life term for ex-CIA man on spy conviction
U.S. prosecutors have been charging Mallory -- a former CIA officer -- with intentionally puting human assets at risk by spying for China. If ex-CIA man is convicted, he will get a life sentence.
A jury convicted Mallory last year under the Espionage Act for providing classified information to Chinese handlers in exchange for $25,000.
A judge ordered additional briefing on technical evidence about whether Mallory actually sent certain Top Secret documents to the Chinese.
Defense attorneys argue that Mallory provided information that was practically worthless. They seek a term no longer than 10 years at Friday's hearing.
Prosecutors say Mallory intentionally put human assets at risk. They're asking for a life sentence.