Monday, February 27, 2012

Cuban spy wants temporary return home

Posted on Monday, 02.27.12

Cuban spy wants temporary return home
The Associated Press

MIAMI -- A convicted Cuban spy still serving probation in the U.S. wants
to return home temporarily to visit a critically ill brother.

Rene Gonzalez is asking a Miami federal judge to allow him a two-week
visit to Cuba. Gonzalez's attorney says in court papers that his
53-year-old brother is in the final stages of lung cancer.

The attorney also says Gonzalez has fully complied with his probation
since his release from U.S. prison five months ago.

Gonzalez is one of the so-called "Cuban Five" convicted of spying on
Cuban exiles in South Florida and attempting to infiltrate military
installations and political campaigns. One of the five also was
convicted of murder conspiracy for the 1996 shootdown of "Brothers to
the Rescue" planes.

Gonzalez hopes to eventually return permanently to Cuba.

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