News Brief 12/3/2012, Kislev 19, 5773
Wife of Alan Gross Sues US for Husband's Cuba Incarceration
Wife of Jewish-American contractor Alan Gross is suing the United States government and global development company DAI for up to $60 million, claiming they did not properly train her husband for the risks of working in Cuba, CBS News reported.
Judy Gross has been fighting for her husband’s release since he was imprisoned in 2009 for allegedly distributing laptops and communications equipment to members of Cuba's small Jewish community under a U.S. State Department contract.
"It's this country that sent Alan on this mission, and Alan is rotting in a jail cell, and I'm asking President [Barack] Obama to do something about it," Judy Gross told CBS News.