The ambassador was sentenced for Cuban espionage

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Former US diplomat Victor Manuel Rocha led a double life spanning decades.
While working for the US government, he also served as a spy for Cuba.
Rocha was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday after pleading guilty to acting as an illegal foreign agent and will pay a $500,000 (€469,000) fine.
He is also required as part of a deal with prosecutors to disclose details of his cooperation with Cuban intelligence.
The US Justice Department called it “one of the highest-reaching and longest-lasting infiltrations of the US government.”
What Rocha did as a spy for Cuba Victor Manuel Rocha, 73, was arrested six months ago at his Miami home on allegations he engaged in “clandestine activity” on Cuba’s behalf since at least 1981.
The comments were made to an undercover FBI agent, who introduced himself as a representative of Cuba’s foreign intelligence service.
Many questions about Roshi’s cooperation with Havana may never be answered, US officials have said.


Over several decades, Victor Manuel Rocha, a former US diplomat, led two separate lives. He was a spy for Cuba as well as a US government employee.

On Friday, Rocha was found guilty of acting as an illegal foreign agent and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. In addition, she will have to pay a fine of $500,000 (€469,000). In exchange for leniency from the prosecution, he must also reveal the specifics of his collaboration with Cuban intelligence.

It was referred to by the US Justice Department as “one of the most extensive and persistent infiltrations of the US government.”. “.

As a spy for Cuba, Rocha did what?

On suspicion of participating in “clandestine activity” on behalf of Cuba since at least 1981, Victor Manuel Rocha, 73, was detained six months ago at his Miami home.

During her 20-year tenure at the State Department and her tenure as US ambassador to Bolivia from 2000 to 2002, Rocha surreptitiously backed the Communist Party in power in Cuba and eavesdropped on Washington for over 40 years.

David Newman, a senior national security official at the US Justice Department, stated that Mr. Rocha “lived a lie for most of his life” and that Rocha’s life was marked by betrayal and deceit for many years.

Rosha even bragged, “What we have done…it’s enormous,” according to a criminal complaint. Greater than a massive strike. “The remarks were directed towards an FBI undercover agent, posing as a foreign intelligence officer from Cuba.

US officials have stated that there may never be answers to many questions regarding Roshi’s cooperation with Havana.

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