Yesterday evening, former State Department official Walter Kendall Myers and his wife, Gwendolyn Steingraber Myers, were arrested on charges of conspiracy and espionage. Sources report, the couple had been actively providing the Cuban government with classified documents for almost thirty years. During that time Walter Myers had been working for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research as a European analyst until his retirement in 2007. While he mostly stole state secrets through memorization and taking notes, he did admit to taking a few federal documents home as well. Gwendolyn, on the other hand, did not work for the US government.
The arrest came as the result of a three year investigation that involved both the FBI and the Department of State Diplomatic Security. While State officials had long suspected foul play on their colleague’s behalf, they had never been able to prove it until recently. This turn of events occurred when an undercover agent posing as a Cuban official, managed to receive incriminating admissions from both Myers.
Apparently the two admitted to receiving multiple medals from the Cuban government and to having met Fidel Castro on one occasion. It also appears that the couple did it for moral and political reasons rather than for financial. They truly believed in the spirit and goals of the Cuban Revolution.
Walter Myers was known to the Cuban government as Agent 202 and Gwendolyn Myers as Agent 123 and Agent E-634. They are currently held without bail.