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March 13, 2011 12:54 pm

Alan Gross Sentenced to 15 Years in Cuban Prison

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CNN – American contractor Alan P. Gross has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for crimes against the Cuban state.

Gross, 61, was found guilty of working on a “subversive” U.S. project intended to undermine the Cuban government by distributing illegal satellite communications equipment, according to Cubadebate, a state-run website in Cuba.

The United States has said that Gross was helping the island’s small Jewish community connect to the internet.

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