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: Ravens Overcome Jackson’s 4 INTs, Beat Browns 16-10
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: Ravens Do Just Enough To Beat The Cleveland Browns Sunday Night
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: Circus Catch By Mark Andrews Kickstarts Ravens' Offense
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