Boating couple accused of spying seeks release

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A well-known boating couple accused of spying for Cuba is asking to be released from jail and placed on home detention.

Walter Kendall Myers, 72, and Gwendolyn Myers, 71, say they are also prepared to stay away from Cuba's equivalent of an embassy in Washington, D.C. if U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton grants their request, according to an article in The Miami Herald.

Walton said he'll consider the request and may grant a hearing to listen to arguments on both sides.

A federal magistrate last week sided with U.S. prosecutors and ordered the couple jailed, declaring them a flight risk, because the avid sailors allegedly told an undercover FBI agent about their interest in sailing ''home'' to Cuba.

The couple was arrested June 4 at the Capital Hilton, blocks from the White House, and have been held in jail without bond since pleading not guilty to wire fraud, serving as illegal agents for Cuba and conspiring to deliver classified information.

The Myerses were preparing to sail their 37-foot sloop in a 10-day cruising rally around Chesapeake Bay when FBI agents arrested them on charges of having spied for the Cuban government for 30 years.

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