Cuba wants 20-year sentence for former Castro pal
Cuban prosecutors are seeking a 20-year jail term for a Chilean
businessman and one-time confidant of Fidel Castro. Max Marambio was
recently tried in absentia on bribery and fraud charges.
The Communist Party newspaper Granma reports that prosecutors also want
a 15-year sentence for former Food Minister Alejandro Roca Iglesias, who
was removed from his post in March 2009.
The newspaper's report on Thursday did not say when the trial began, how
long it lasted or what evidence was presented.
Marambio was a longtime friend of Castro who became a prominent
businessman in Cuba.
His Rio Zaza company made juices and other products that were ubiquitous
on the island.