Retired U.S. State Official, Wife Indicted on Charges of Spying for Cuba
The indictment handed down by the attorney general’s office in Washington says Walter Kendall Myers and his wife, Gwendolyn Steingraber Myers, have been clandestine agents for Cuba for 30 years.
The indictment says the pair met with Cuban President Fidel Castro in Cuba in 1995, traveling through Mexico under false names. They allegedly made several other trips to Latin America and the Caribbean to meet with Cuban agents.
Kendall Myers worked at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute, where he specialized in European matters, before retiring in 2007. The indictment says in his last year of employment, Kendall Myers viewed more than 200 intelligence reports related to Cuba.
Thirty years: the Cold War and beyond.
That’s a heck of a lot of leaks that went to Cuba, and to Cuba’s friends. I wonder how the Russians and the Venezuelans reward that kind of work.
UPDATE, Saturday 6 June
More, much more at Babalu:
According to the UK Telegraph, it turns out that this Kendall Myers scumbag is the same State Department official who embarrassed both the US and the UK by stating to the press that Britain and the US were really not all that friendly to each other and that Britain should distance itself from the Bush administration.