“Cuban Five” defendants to get new sentences Oct. 13

July 30, 2009

Repost from AP

A Miami federal judge has set an October date to impose new sentences on three of the so-called “Cuban Five” accused of spying in the United States.

A federal appeals court last year ordered new sentences for Fernando Gonzalez, also known as Ruben Campa; Luis Medina [Ramon Labañino]; and Antonio Guerrero. Medina and Guerrero had been serving life terms, and Gonzalez was sentenced to 19 years.

The appeals court ruled their sentences were too long.

U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard will impose new sentences on Oct. 13.

The five men were convicted in 2001 of acting as unregistered Cuban agents and of espionage conspiracy for attempting to penetrate U.S. military bases. The U.S. Supreme Court in June refused to review the case. They are considered heroes in Cuba.

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