- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A federal judge on Wednesday morning ordered accused Cuban spies Walter Kendall Myers and wife Gwendolyn Myers jailed until trial.

Magistrate Judge John Facciola denied bond to the couple after a brief hearing in federal court in the District. The judge said he will issue a written ruling later later today to explain his decision.

Mr. Myers, a retired State Department analyst with a top-secret security clearance, and his wife were arrested Friday and charged with spying for Cuba for three decades. They have pleaded not guilty to charges that could send them to prison for decades.

Prosecutors argued Wednesday the couple shouldn’t be released because of the serious risk they would flee to Cuba, which would put them outside the reach of U.S. law enforcement.

The defense asked Judge Facciola to release the the couple under the conditions they remain under house arrest at their Northwest D.C. apartment.

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