CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. June 12, 2009: An elderly couple accused of spying for Cuba have been ordered held without bail.
Walter Kendall Myers, 72, and his wife, Gwendolyn, 71, were this week ordered held by Judge John M. Facciola.
Myers, a retired State Department analyst is accused of spying for Cuba for three decades. The two were arrested last week and pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy, being agents of a foreign government and wire fraud.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Harvey said Walter Kendall Myers, 72, had written in his personal calendar the date for the start of a boat trip to Cuba in November.
`No return date is noted,` he said, adding that the calendar had no other commitments after the departure. `This escape plan, Your Honor, is no pipe dream.`
Former Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, has called the claim ridiculous.