Skip to comments.US couple indicted on charges of spying for Cuba
Posted on 06/05/2009 10:02:09 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
Two months ago, the Obama administration acted to relax a trade embargo imposed on the island nation in 1962.
A senior State Department official described the potential for damage as great and the timing unfortunate, noting that it could affect congressional support for the administration's recent attempts to engage Cuba. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the continuing investigation.
Cuba is notorious for not paying its agents, said a former intelligence official speaking anonymously because of the highly sensitive matter. Indeed, court documents indicate the couple received little money for their efforts, but instead professed a deep love for Cuba, Castro and the country's system of government.
By the time they retired from the work in 2007, they allegedly were sending encrypted e-mails from Internet cafes.
The criminal complaint says changing technology also persuaded Gwendolyn Myers to abandon what she considered an easy way of passing information, by changing shopping carts in a grocery store. The document quoted her as saying she "wouldn't do it now. Now they have cameras, but they didn't then."
The indictment seeks the return of all $1.7 million Kendall Myers earned in his State Department career, along with his $174,867 roll-over IRA account.
FBI agent that they had received "lots of medals" from the Cuban government.
Myers apparently sympathized with the Cuban ideology and revolution that put Castro into power. Court documents say he wrote in a personal journal in 1978: "I can see nothing of value that has been lost by the revolution. ... (T)he revolution has released enormous potential and liberated the Cuban spirit."
He praised Castro as a "brilliant and charismatic leader" who is "one of the great political leaders of our time." And he called the United States "exploiters" who regularly murdered Cuban revolutionary leaders.
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Fair try, then if they’re guilty, line them up and shoot them.
Put them in the cage next to Pollard.
Send them to Gitmo.
Huh... Typical Democrats.
Either is appropriate