A retired State Department employee and his wife were arrested for spying for the Marxist Castro regime.
The two say they were not motivated by a desire to help Cuban government, not money.
Gwendolyn even had dinner with Fidel Castro.
My FOX Chicago had this report:
The Washington DC couple were Communist Cuba sympathizers and Bush-haters.
Walter Kendall Myers and Gwendolyn Steingraber Myers have been charged with spying for Cuba over three decades. (FNC)
A former U.S. State Department official and his wife have been arrested for spying for the Cuban government for nearly 30 years, the Justice Department said on Friday.
Walter Kendall Myers, 72, aided by his wife Gwendolyn Myers, 71, used his Top Secret security clearance to pass on classified information to the Cuban government and at one point met with Cuban leader Fidel Castro, according to court documents.
The two were charged with conspiracy to act as illegal agents of the Cuban government and to communicate classified information to Cuba, the Justice Department said. They were also charged with wire fraud and acting as illegal agents…
According to court documents, the two were recruited in 1979 by a Cuban official who directed Kendall Myers to pursue a job at either the State Department or the CIA.
Myers worked part-time at the State Department since 1977 and joined full-time in 1985, eventually working his way up to a position of senior analyst specializing in intelligence analysis on European matters.
With a Top Secret/SCI security clearance, he had daily access to classified information and viewed more than 200 intelligence reports about Cuba, according to the affidavit.
Gwendolyn Myers said her favorite way to pass information was by swapping carts at a grocery story, according to the affidavit filed by an FBI agent.
A Justice Department official said they were motivated by a desire to help the Cuban government, not money. They traveled occasionally to Cuba and other locations across Latin America to meet with their handlers, and met Castro in 1995.
Kendall Myers told an undercover FBI source posing as a Cuban intelligence officer he had received “lots of medals” from the Cuban government.
Here’s the shocking part (kidding)…
A Walter Myers from Ashburn, Virginia donated to the Obama Campaign this past year.
UPDATE: The Castro-lover attacke Tony Blair in a 2006 article in The Telegraph, via LGF:
A senior American official has spoken of “the myth of the special relationship” between the United States and Britain, arguing that Tony Blair got “nothing, no payback” for supporting President George W Bush in Iraq.
Kendall Myers, a leading State Department adviser, suggested that Mr Blair should have been ditched by Labour but the party had lacked the “courage or audacity” to remove him.
Funny, he sounds like your typical America-hating Leftist.
More… Babalu has a copy of the indictment.