MIAMI (AP) - A convicted Cuban spy is offering to renounce his U.S. citizenship if a judge will allow him to serve a probation sentence in Cuba.
Rene Gonzalez was recently allowed to visit Cuba for two weeks following his father's death and is due back May 6. His lawyer says in court papers that Gonzalez will renounce his citizenship while in Havana at the U.S. Interests Section, but only if he can serve his remaining months of probation there.
U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard issued no immediate ruling.
Gonzalez is one of the so-called Cuban Five convicted of spying on exiles in Florida and attempting to infiltrate military installations and political campaigns. They are hailed as heroes in Cuba.
Gonzalez was released from prison in 2011 but is serving three years' probation.
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