January 14, 2010 7:11 AM

U.S. subcontractor jailed in Cuba was aiding Jewish groups with Web access

A U.S. government subcontractor jailed in Cuba and branded as a spy was helping Jewish groups get "unfiltered" Internet access to sites like Wikipedia, sources said Wednesday. The identification of Alan P. Gross, 60, of Potomac, Md., and his mission on the island cast a new light on a case that has sharpened the discord between Washington and Havana.

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