US authorities have released former Defense Intelligence Agency analyst Ana Belen Montes after 20 years in Texas on charges of spying for Cuba.
let down arrest Montes was convicted in 2001 and a year later pleaded guilty to exposing four US intelligence officers who worked in Cuba and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
In a statement released in Spanish, Montes said she was in Puerto Rico and intended to lead a quiet life. She urged all those who are interested to pay attention to the problems of Puerto Ricans and the economic embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba, according to CBS.
Montes joined the Cuban intelligence services for ideological reasons and was recruited before joining the Defense Intelligence Agency in 1985. In order not to be exposed, Montes did not take any documents from her workplace, either in electronic or paper form. Instead, she kept all the information in her head, ”the FBI website says.
Her political views were known to the leadership, but they saw no reason to remove Montez from working on secret documents, since she regularly took a polygraph test.
One of the most destructive spies in US history, Ana Montes, was released from prison on Friday. For 17 years, she secretly shared information with Cuba, which most likely shared it with Russia. Information from a retired FBI agent @petelappwho led operations to break into her home to collect evidence. pic.twitter.com/HkwFJOqE4X
– Sasha Ingber (@SashaIngber) January 7, 2023
Considered one of the most notorious Cold War spies caught by the US, Ana Montes has been released from prison after spending more than 20 years in prison.
The 65-year-old has spent nearly 2 decades spying for Cuba while working as an analyst for the US Defense Intelligence Agency. pic.twitter.com/Nagc61Sr2H
— Denired (@Edirined) January 8, 2023
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