Breaking News: US Judge Allows Spy to Stay in Cuba 1

By Curt Anderson, Associated Press Legal Affairs Writer

MIAMI May 3, 2013 — A federal judge has agreed to allow a convicted Cuban spy to remain in Cuba permanently in exchange for renouncing his U.S. citizenship. The decision Friday by U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard means that the first of the so-called Cuban Five spy ring will be returning to his homeland for good. Four others remain imprisoned in the U.S.

Rene Gonzalez was released from prison in October 2011 but was serving three years’ probation. The Justice Department initially opposed his request to serve probation in Cuba. Officials dropped their opposition when Gonzalez offered to renounce his U.S. citizenship. Gonzalez arrived in Cuba recently for what was originally to be a temporary visit to attend his father’s funeral. Gonzalez is a Cuban citizen, and has a wife and daughters living in Cuba.


One comment

  1. The best part is that Gonzalez is going to stay in the prison island and then he may be going back to his former job and when this regime cease to exist,where is he going to go?The Cuban dissidents are going to hung him there and the best part is that everyone knows him.I do not wish to be in his shoes.

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