Clintons Brutally Exposed After Former Official Hit With 15 Year Prison Sentence

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An diplomat from the administration of former President Bill Clinton was found guilty of espionage for Communist Cuba for decades and was recently given a 15-year prison sentence.

Clinton had appointed Victor Manuel Rocha as the previous American ambassador to Bolivia.

After being discovered to have been spying for Cuba for forty years, he was given a fifteen-year prison sentence.

Rocha entered a guilty plea on Friday to allegations that he spent decades working for Cuba’s espionage agency.

Rocha’s case was dubbed the longest-running betrayal of the US government in history by the prosecution.

According to Slay News, Rocha rejected his guilt in February and that he intended to contest the allegations, alleging he had been a spy for Cuba for 40 years.

But it didn’t take long to see that the evidence against him was overwhelming.

Rocha chose to enter a guilty plea as a convenient way out.

He was given a sentence of 15 years in prison, which seems incredibly light considering his guilty plea.

During the Friday hearing, U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom expressed her disapproval of the 15-year plea deal that the prosecution offered Rocha.

Some anticipated that Judge Bloom would reject the plea agreement on the grounds that it was too light because Rocha’s citizenship was preserved and no potential victim remedies were mentioned.

Prosecutors, however, defended their plea agreement by claiming that Rocha, who is 73, had a good probability of passing away in jail before his scheduled release date in 2039.

Restitution for any possible victims of Rocha’s espionage actions was also added to the plea agreement.

His citizenship is still up for debate and will probably be resolved in a subsequent legal lawsuit.

Top national security official David Newman of the Justice Department said in a statement:

“For most of his life, Mr. Rocha lived a lie.

“While holding various senior positions in the U.S. government, he was secretly acting as the Cuban government’s agent.

“That is a staggering betrayal of the American people.”

Even though Rocha is probably going to spend the rest of his life behind bars, there are still unanswered concerns regarding how a double agent was permitted to spy on the US for Cuba for almost fifty years.

In 1981, Rocha started working for the State Department.

For the next twenty years, he had a few different posts.

 

 

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