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Cuban Spy Wants To Go Home After Release From Prison

MIAMI (CBS4) - A former Cuban spy who spent more than a dozen years behind bars in the U.S. has asked a federal judge to allow him to return to his homeland when he's released from prison next month.

Federal prosecutors say 55-year-old Rene Gonzalez should stay in the U.S. to serve three years of probation. Gonzalez is scheduled for release Oct. 7 after more than 13 years behind bars. Gonzalez has dual U.S.-Cuban citizenship.

Gonzalez attorney Phil Horowitz said Monday his client wants to return home to his family. But prosecutors say Gonzalez never showed remorse for his crimes and that there's no justification for him to go to Cuba.

Gonzalez was one of five individuals known as the "Cuban Five" spy ring who were convicted in 2001 of trying to infiltrate U.S. military bases.

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