Corrected: Cuban case against U.S. contractor set for verdict

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Posted: Mar 18, 2011 4:24 PM
Corrected: Cuban case against U.S. contractor set for verdict

(Corrects to make clear verdict, sentencing expected next few days)

HAVANA (Reuters) - A Cuban court on Saturday declared the case against U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who is accused of crimes against the state, concluded, pending a verdict and sentencing in the next few days, the Cuban government said.

Gross is accused of illegally supplying Internet gear to Cuban dissidents and faces a possible 20-year sentence.

(Reporting by Jeff Franks; Editing by Pascal Fletcher and Bill Trott)