Elderly Couple Arrested as Spies
Posted on Jun 5, 2009
A 72-year-old former State Department employee and his 71-year-old wife were arrested Thursday on charges of spying for the Cuban government. An undercover FBI agent reportedly tricked the couple into giving up their secret after they allegedly had been engaged in espionage for 30 years.
AP via Google:
An undercover FBI agent approached them in April, pretending to be a Cuban spy. Court documents say the couple fell for the ruse and began meeting with the undercover agent at Washington hotels.
The indictment says the two agreed to be spies in 1979 after meeting with a Cuban government official while they were living in South Dakota. At Cuba’s direction, authorities say, Kendall Myers attempted to get jobs that would give him access to classified information.
Library of Congress
Fidel Castro circa 1959. Two Americans arrested Thursday on charges of spying for Cuba met with the Cuban leader in 1995, authorities say.