Ex-Pentagon intelligence analyst who spied for Cuba freed56 minutes in the past
A former U.S. protection intelligence analyst who was convicted of spying for Cuba greater than 20 years in the past has been launched from a federal jail in Fort Price, Texas.
Ana Belen Montes, 65, was launched Friday, Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Scott Taylor stated Saturday.
Montes, an analyst for the U.S. Protection Intelligence Company, was arrested in September 2001 and charged with spying for Cuba.
Montes pleaded responsible in 2002 to conspiring to commit espionage as a part of a plea cope with federal prosecutors and was sentenced to 25 years in jail.
She acknowledged revealing the identities of 4 undercover brokers for the U.S. to Cuban authorities and had confronted a doable dying sentence if convicted.
Federal prosecutors on the time stated the 4 brokers whose identities she revealed weren’t harmed.
U.S. prosecutors additionally accused Montes of revealing to Cuba secrets and techniques so delicate they may not be described publicly. Court docket information stated she offered paperwork that exposed particulars about U.S. surveillance of Cuban weapons.
Officers on the time stated Montes was believed to have been recruited by Cuban intelligence when she labored within the Freedom of Data workplace on the Justice Division between 1979 and 1985, and was requested to hunt work at an company that would supply extra helpful info to Cuba.
She started working for the Protection Intelligence Company beginning in 1985, and was thought-about a prime analyst on the Cuban navy.