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U.S. families to get $90M in Cuban assets

Nov. 18, 2006 at 10:54 AM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The families of two men killed by Fidel Castro's regime will get more than $90 million in Cuban assets held in the United States, a federal judge ruled.

The families of Howard Anderson and Thomas Ray -- killed in the failed CIA-backed Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961 -- will get the money based on a 1996 U.S. law that lets U.S. citizens file domestic lawsuits against foreign countries in terrorism cases, CNN reported.

U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero issued a ruling in the lawsuit Friday.

"I just wish this had come a month earlier," Anderson's daughter, Bonnie Anderson, said. "We lost our mother one month ago. We so hoped that she would live long enough to see this final payment."

Anderson's family acknowledged he may have carried CIA messages to anti-Castro groups in Havana, but they say he was not a paid U.S. intelligence agent.

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