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Jewish-American held in Cuba was never debriefed after release

Alan Gross, the Jewish-American government contractor who was jailed in Cuba for five years as a spy, was never debriefed after his release from prison and return to the United States, according to a new report.

Alan Gross at Finlay military hospital during his prison sentence in Havana, Cuba, November 27, 2012. (AP/James L. Berenthal, File)
Alan Gross at Finlay military hospital during his prison sentence in Havana, Cuba, November 27, 2012. (AP/James L. Berenthal, File)

No US government official has debriefed Gross since his release from prison in Cuba more than nine months ago, the Daily Beast reported Thursday citing an “authoritative source.” The report comes a day after President Barack Obama announced that the United States would open an embassy in Havana more than 50 years after diplomatic relations were severed. Cuba also plans to open an embassy in Washington.

While he was in prison it was rumored that Gross was an undercover CIA agent.

— JTA

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