WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department says a former legal officer at the State Department's Agency for International Development helped recruit a colleague to spy for the Cuban Intelligence Service against the U.S. Marta Rita Velazquez, who now lives in Sweden, is accused of conspiracy to commit espionage by helping Ana Belen Montes get a job at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, where Montes engaged in espionage. Montes is serving a 25-year prison sentence.
A 9-year-old indictment against Velazquez was unsealed Thursday. She has remained outside the United States since 2002 and the U.S. has been unable to gain her return. The extradition treaty between the United States and Sweden does not allow extradition for political offenses, a category that includes espionage.