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Alan Phillip Gross (born May 2, 1949) is a United States government contractor employed by United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In December 2009 he was arrested in Cuba while working on a program funded under the 1996 Helms-Burton Act. He was prosecuted in 2011 after being accused of ...

www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2015/11/30/it-was-terrible-alan-gross-gives-first-interview-after-being-released-from-a-cuban-prison

Nov 30, 2015 ... It's been nearly a year since Alan P. Gross was finally released from a Cuban prison. The Maryland man had been there for five years, on charges he was working in Cuba as an American spy instead of a USAID contractor, but was freed thanks to an historic detente between the Cold War foes. American ...

www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-1.829082

Dec 15, 2017 ... Exactly three years ago, on December 15, 2014, Alan Gross was speaking with his wife from prison in Cuba, where he had been held captive for over 1,800 days . An American citizen who had been arrested on false charges by the Cuban authorities in 2009, Gross was about to go back to his cell when his ...

www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/11/alan-gross-castro/509075

Nov 30, 2016 ... Alan Gross was arrested in Cuba in 2009 while working as a subcontractor for the U.S. government, having set up a handful of wi-fi hot spots in a country with some of the world's most severe internet restrictions. Some reports said he was charged with espionage; in fact he was not charged with anything at ...

thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/230794-the-real-story-behind-alan-grosss-work-in-cuba

Jan 27, 2015 ... Gross almost certainly knew his activities were illegal and that they endangered lives.

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Alan-Gross-after-spending-5-years-in-a-Cuban-prison-is-starting-over-in-Israel-499568

Alan Gross, after spending 5 years in a Cuban prison, is starting over in Israel. > Israel Air Force flies farther thanks to Brazil deal. By RON KAMPEAS/JTA. July 13 , 2017 10:34 ...

www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bal-alan-gross-reacts-death-of-fidel-castro-20161126-story.html

Nov 26, 2016 ... Former Maryland aid worker Alan Gross was imprisoned in Cuba for five years before he was released in December 2014.

www.cbsnews.com/news/alan-gross-released-from-cuba-prison

Dec 17, 2014 ... Last Updated Dec 17, 2014 4:38 PM EST. American Alan Gross was released from a Cuban prison after five years and arrived back in the U.S. Wednesday morning. "I guess so far it's the best Hanukkah that I'll be celebrating," Gross, 65, noting that Wednesday was the first full day of the Jewish holiday, told ...

www.nytimes.com/2014/12/18/world/americas/alan-gross-cuba-and-the-united-states.html

Dec 17, 2014 ... A. Alan P. Gross, 65, is a former government contractor from Maryland who was detained in Havana on Dec. 3, 2009, for delivering communications equipment to religious groups. Cuba sentenced Mr. Gross to 15 years in prison for plotting to “ destroy the revolution” (distributing satellite communications ...