Cuba Imprisoned American

September 1, 2011 - 8:05 PM
FILE - In this file photo provided by the Gross family shows Alan and Judy Gross in an unknown location. Alan Gross, a 61-year-old Maryland native, was arrested in December 2009 and charged with undermining Cuba's government by bringing communications equipment onto the island illegally. The USAID subcontractor sentenced to 15 years in jail in Cuba told an American diplomat soon after his arrest that authorities had interrogated him for two hours a day and were well aware of his activities on the island even before the questioning, according to a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable from Havana. Gross also said he was suffering health problems but asked the U.S. consular official to tell his loved ones he was in a good state of mind. (AP Photo/Gross Family, File)