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Prominent Cases Of Spying for Cuba

Saturday, June 6, 2009

June 2001 Mariano Faget, 54, an acting deputy director of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in Miami, was sentenced to five years in prison. He was convicted of revealing secrets to a business partner with connections to Cuba.

December 2001 Five Cuban immigrants were sentenced in Miami to prison terms ranging from 10 years to life imprisonment after being convicted of acting as unregistered foreign agents and conspiring to commit crimes against the United States. Three were also convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. They were among 10 Cuban immigrants accused of infiltrating militant Cuban exile groups in Miami. Some were also accused of seeking U.S. military intelligence.

October 2002 Ana Belen Montes, a senior analyst of Cuban affairs for the Defense Intelligence Agency, was sentenced to 25 years in prison. She was accused of passing top-secret files to Cuban intelligence officers from 1992 to 2001.

SOURCE: Defense Personnel Security Research Center, staff research

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