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D.C. Couple Charged With Spying for Cuba

By Ed O'Keefe

Wow. As reported by The Post's Del Quentin Wilber and Mary Beth Sheridan:

A former State Department official and his wife have been charged with spying for Cuba for nearly three decades, federal prosecutors said today.

Prosecutors said Walter Kendall Myers, 72, and his wife, Gwendolyn Steingraber Myers, 71, both of the District, were charged with conspiracy to act as illegal agents of the Cuban government. They were arrested yesterday afternoon by FBI agents, prosecutors said.

"The clandestine activity alleged in the charging documents, which spanned nearly three decades, is incredibly serious and should serve as a warning to any others in the U.S. government who would betray America's trust by serving as illegal agents of a foreign government. We remain vigilant in protecting our nation's secrets and in bringing to justice those who compromise them," David Kris, assistant attorney general for national security, said in a statement.

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By Ed O'Keefe  | June 5, 2009; 5:00 PM ET
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Comments

These acts were going on for 30 years. Is there not a government group in place to identify these types of actions and control them? If there is a group, what were they doing for that period of time?

Posted by: khdawson | June 8, 2009 9:17 AM | Report abuse

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