Source: The Seattle Times, 16 July 2010.
A confessed spy for Cuba was sentenced to life in prison and his wife to 81 months Friday after telling a judge that their "overriding objective" for 30 years of passing secrets to Cuba "was to help the Cuban people defend their revolution."
Former State Department employee Walter Kendall Myers, 73, and Gwendolyn Steingraber Myers, 72, agreed to forfeit $1.7 million in cash and property, including all of Walter Myers' federal salary over the years. He did not have to give up 38-foot sailboat he once said they might use in retirement to sail to the communist country.
"If you believed in the revolution, you should have defected," said a stern U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton.