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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:02 AM
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Miamian, embargo foe, sues author for 'spy' claims
Source: Miami Herald

Posted on Thursday, 12.04.08
Miamian, embargo foe, sues author for 'spy' claims
A public debate about whether a local woman was a spy for the Cuban government has landed in federal court.

BY FRANCES ROBLES
frobles@MiamiHerald.com



Simmons

A veteran spy catcher, who publicly named people he claims are Cuban government agents, was sued Thursday in Miami federal court, where he was accused of malicious defamation.

Lt. Col. Chris Simmons is an Army Reserve counterintelligence officer and former Defense Intelligence Agency analyst with a career in catching Cuban spies. Now he's writing a book, starting a new business, and going on Spanish language TV shows to ``name names.''

On Oct. 8, Simmons appeared on Amrica TeVe Channel 41 show A Mano Limpia and identified anti-embargo activist Silvia Wilhelm as a Cuban government collaborator.

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Simmons caused a buzz in Spanish-languauge media when he first appeared on the show hosted by Oscar Haza naming several academics as spies for the government. He offered no proof. He has been on the show twice and identified seven people.

''I'm glad Silvia is doing this,'' said FIU Professor Lisandro Prez, who said he is considering also filing suit against Simmons for calling him a spy. ``Suing for defamation is an onerous process and would take a great deal of money and time. You have to prove you are not a spy.





Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/460/story/800136.html
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amdezurik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:39 PM
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1. I have to wonder if he had anything to do with the Iraq "intel"
Must be nice to run around and accuse others of being spies.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:53 PM
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2. Sounds like another way of being Republican right-wing alcoholic Senator Joe McCarthy, doesn't it?
Given enough time, McCarthy eventually ran into the ditch, was finally called out, disgraced publicly, and died of alcoholism, a completely twisted, hate-filled, self-obsessed, failed human being.



Mr. Republican values.
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amdezurik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:01 PM
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3. no less then he deserved
it's just sad it takes so long with some people, they leave so much destruction in their wake...like dumbaya
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:12 PM
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4. Dead certain. Republican criminals inflict so much injury before they're finished. Shameful. n/t
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