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Wife of detained American government contractor in Cuba releases statement

By Ed O'Keefe

Judy Gross is the wife of Alan P. Gross, a U.S. government contractor imprisoned in Havana for almost three months and accused by senior Cuban officials of being a spy.

She appeals in the video above for the release of her husband, who she says is innocent of any wrongdoing. He had worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development helping the communist-led country's tiny Jewish population connect to the Internet.

"Alan has done nothing wrong, and we need him home," Gross told The Post's William Booth for Friday's Post. She's a psychotherapist who works at a Washington area hospital and lives with her husband in Potomac.

The 60-year-old contractor, who was working in Cuba on a tourist visa and possessed satellite communications equipment, was arrested Dec. 3 and is being held in a maximum security prison. State Department officials have tried repeatedly to see him but have been granted only two visits. Gross has not been charged with a crime.

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(Unedited video courtesy of Judy Gross)

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 19, 2010; 5:00 AM ET
Categories:  Contracting, Video Report  
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