The prominent D.C. couple caught spying for Cuba were sentenced today. 73-year-old Walter Kendall Myers was sentenced to life in prison withot possibility of parole, while 72 year old wife Gwendolyn Myers was given 81 months in prison.
In court Friday, Walter Myers said he and his wife did not take up espionage for money, or because they were anti-American, but because of their beliefs. Myers said their overriding objective was to help the Cuban people defend their revolution. Judge Reggie Walton told the couple that if they believed in the revolution, they should have defected.
Interestingly the prosecution contends they did not fully cooperate with the government as part of the plea agreement compelled them to, but that to reveal how they failed to do so would necessitate the disclosure of state secrets.
Surely, there should be a better way to deal with such matters than open court. After all both have already conceded their guilt, as they had no other choice.