US Contractor Jailed in Cuba Takes Aim At Those Back Home

Law360, New York (November 19, 2012, 7:27 PM EST) -- A government contractor sued the U.S. Agency for International Development and contracting company Development Alternatives Inc. in Washington federal court Friday, claiming their failure to warn him about the risks of his project in Cuba landed him a 15-year prison term there.

DAI contractor Alan Gross claims the firm and the USAID were negligent in failing to warn him about the risks he faced while working on a 2009 Internet-access project in Cuba and in providing him with protection while in Cuba — despite federal laws...
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