Ex-INS Supervisor, Faget, Gets 5 Years in Spy Case

Los Angeles Times - June 30, 2001

A former high-ranking U.S. immigration agent was sentenced in Miami to five years in prison for disclosing official secrets to Cuba in an espionage case that prompted Washington to expel a Cuban diplomat.

Mariano Faget, 55, was convicted in May 2000 of four counts of violating the Espionage Act by disclosing secrets and lying about his contact with a Cuban diplomat, Jose Imperatori.

Faget, who as an INS supervisor had security clearance, was arrested in February 2000.

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