Posted on Monday, 04.08.13
Freed Cuban spy seeks return for father's death
The Associated Press
MIAMI -- A convicted Cuban spy still serving probation in the U.S. is
asking a federal judge to allow him to return to Cuba temporarily for
his father's memorial service.
Rene Gonzalez says in court papers that his 82-year-old father Candido
Gonzalez died April 1 following a stroke. Gonzalez is asking for
permission to attend a family memorial service in Havana.
Gonzalez is one of the so-called Cuban Five convicted of spying on Cuban
exiles in Florida and attempting to infiltrate military installations
and political campaigns. They are celebrated as heroes in Cuba.
Gonzalez completed a 13-year prison term in October 2011 but is still on
three years' probation. He has visited Cuba one time since.
U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard wants prosecutors to respond by
Wednesday whether they oppose the trip.