Alan Gross Awaits Cuba Court Verdict

HAVANA TIMES, March 6 — The trial in Cuba of US citizen Alan Gross, charged with “Actions Against the Independence and Territorial Integrity of the State,” concluded on Saturday and a verdict is expected in the coming days or weeks.

Gross, an employee of Development Alternatives Inc. was allegedly caught distributing sophisticated communications equipment on a tourist visa, while working for an illegal US government funded program seeking regime change in Cuba.

The offense is considered very serious and the prosecution asked for a 20-year sentence.

The 61-year-old Maryland resident’s wife Judy, an attorney and US Interests Section officials attended the two-day trial in the Cuban capital.

For more on the Alan Gross case see the following articles:

Half-Century Conflict Backdrop to Alan Gross Trial

Cuba Puts Alan Gross on Stage One