There's been ample reporting on the espionage activities of former State Department official, Kendall Myers, on behalf of the Castro regime. However, there's been surprisingly little reporting about his wife, Gwendolyn, who did not work for the federal government, but was also indicted on criminal charges similar those of her husband.
Most media outlets have almost dismissively mentioned that "Gwendolyn Myers worked in the computer department at Riggs Bank in Washington."
So why would a Cuban agent, who was jointly recruited with her husband, look for employment at the local Riggs Bank, while her husband was carefully placed at the State Department and meticulously worked his way up the clearance ladder for 30 years?
It's barely a secret that a connection between the CIA and Riggs Bank goes back to at least the early 1960s. Back in 1977, Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward first tied Riggs Bank to payments in a CIA operation in Iran.
By 2004, the Wall Street Journal would corroborate that Riggs Bank "had a longstanding relationship with the Central Intelligence Agency, according to people familiar with Riggs operations and US government officials," and that the relationship included top Riggs executives receiving US government security clearances.
Coincidence or an information-rich environment for Gwendolyn?
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