Jail Time Reduced For Cuban Spy


CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Dec. 9, 2009: A 46-year-old Cuban spy has had his jail time in a U.S. penitentiary reduced from life in prison.

A federal judge in Miami on Tuesday handed the lesser sentence of 30 years to Ramon Labanino, tossing out the life sentence as unduly harsh. The judge also subtracted more than a year off the 19-year sentence of Fernando Gonzalez, who was convicted along with Labanino in 2001 of attempting to infiltrate military bases including Key West`s Boca Chica Naval Air Station and the Miami-based Southern Command headquarters in the 1990s.

The two men were Cuban intelligence officers and were part of the so-called “Cuban Five.“ They are lionized in Cuba as heroes.


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