Alan P. Gross
Jailed U.S. subcontractor Alan Gross has "never been involved in any way with any intelligence agency whatsoever," his wife told Reuters on Thursday.
Judy Gross said she hopes U.S. officials will somehow secure her husband's release after the U.S.-Cuba migration talks that begin Friday in Havana.
Cuban President Raul Castro and other officials have accused Alan Gross of distributing satellite communications gear to dissidents and they've suggested he may be a spy.
Judy Gross told Reuters via e-mail that her husband "is simply a professional do-gooder who works on development projects in emerging countries." Reuters said:
Anyone who knows Alan at all knows that his work around the world is humanitarian in nature. He loves to help people.Judy Gross is a psychotherapist who works at a Washington-area hospital. She told Reuters:
I hope and pray that Alan will be freed soon. He has done nothing wrong.