Ex-Government Lawyer Recruited Spies For Cuba, US Says

Law360, New York (April 25, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT) -- A former federal government lawyer now living in Sweden helped the Cuban intelligence service recruit a friend who later pled guilty to spying for Cuba while working as an intelligence analyst at the Pentagon, according to an indictment unsealed today.

The indictment accuses Marta Velazquez, 55, of conspiracy to commit espionage, alleging she led a double life as an attorney with the U.S. Agency for International Development and as a Cuban agent who “would and did support the Republic of Cuba in its clandestine intelligence-gathering mission...
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