Alan Gross, who was freed last week after serving five years in a Cuban prison, is to receive $3.2 million from the U.S. government.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) had made a deal with Gross’s former company, Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) at the time of his arrest, the BBC reports.
Gross was working as a subcontractor for USAID setting up Internet access for the island’s Jewish community when he was arrested by the Cuban government in 2009.
He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The payout is a settlement from a suit filed by DAI against USAID.
Another suit filed by Gross and his wife against USAID and DAI for negligence was dismissed in November.
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