Ex-State Dept. Officials Gets Life for Spying for Cuba

spy graphicBy Allan Lengel

WASHINGTON — Walter Kendall Myers — aka Agent 202 — the former State Department official, who spied for Cuba along with his wife for nearly 30 years, will join the many other convicted spies in American prisons.

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton on Friday sentenced Myers to life in prison without parole and gave his wife Gwendolyn Steingraber Myers 6 years and 9 months in prison for  providing Cuba highly-classified U.S. defense info, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

In November 2009, Kendall Myers, 73, and wife Gwendolyn Myers, 72. pleaded guilty to spy-related charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

They also agreed to forfeit $1.7 million.

“For nearly 30 years, this couple proudly committed espionage on behalf of a long-standing foreign adversary. Today, they are being held accountable for their actions. Their sentences should serve as a clear warning to others who would willingly compromise our nation’s most sensitive classified information,” David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security said in a statement.

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