Do you think being indicted by a US Federal Grand Jury and being accused of being a spy could be bad for your career?
HUSBAND, WIFE INDICTED AS BEING CUBAN AGENTS
A husband and wife who work at Florida International University were indicted by a federal grand jury Monday on charges of being covert agents of Cuba.
Carlos and Elsa Alvarez are being held in jail, pending a bail hearing. They have not entered a plea, but their lawyer told local reporters that they were not guilty. Carlos Alvarez is an associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies. Elsa Alvarez is a social worker in the university’s counseling center.
A spokesman for Florida International said Monday night that they had been placed on paid leave, pending further developments.
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The charges are less severe than espionage. According to a press release issued by the U.S. attorney’s office in Miami, the charge of being a covert agent carries with a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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