Monday, January 09, 2006

More terror defendants in the Southern District? (UPDATED)

The U.S. Attorney's Office issued this "media advisory" this morning (I wasn't on the email list, but it was forwarded to me):

Please be advised that two defendants involved in a national security matter are scheduled to make their Initial Appearances in federal court today, January 9, 2006, at 1:30 p.m., before Magistrate Judge Andrea Simonton, at 300 N.E. First Avenue, Miami, Florida. A press conference will follow at the U.S. Attorney's Office, 99 N.E. 4th Street, Miami, at 2:30 p.m. The United States Attorney and representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service will be available to the media.

UPDATE -- Nope, not terror. More spies -- according to the Associated Press. Here's the intro to the article: "A college professor and his wife have been charged with being longtime illegal agents of Cuban President Fidel Castro, The Associated Press has learned.Documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court show that Carlos Alvarez, a psychology professor at Florida International University, and his wife, Elsa Alvarez, have been charged with acting as agents of Cuba without registering with the U.S. government as required."

SECOND UPDATE -- They were denied bond.

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