HAVANA (AP) — The trial of a U.S. government contractor facing up to 20 years in jail on charges he sought to undermine Cuba’s government wrapped up Saturday after both sides gave closing arguments, but there was no immediate word of a verdict.
The fate of Alan Gross, a 61-year-old Maryland native detained for more than a year since being caught bringing communications equipment into the communist-run island, was in the hands of a five-judge panel.READ MORE: Friends And Family Hold Candlelight Vigil For Slain Baltimore Teen
Gloria Berbena, a spokeswoman for the U.S. diplomatic mission on the island, said Gross’ Cuban lawyer would be notified when a verdict was reached, but there was no indication when that might be.READ MORE: Baltimore Police Unveil “SMART” Crime Strategy As Violence Surges; Hogan Weighs In
Gross’ American lawyer, Peter J. Kahn, issued a short statement, saying the trial had ended and “the family remains hopeful that Alan will be home soon.”MORE NEWS: Anne Arundel County Public Schools May Require Mandatory Masks If COVID Cases Rise
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