Articles / Terrorism against Cuba / Terrorism vs Cuba / Astronomical Compensation to Cuban Exiled: A Complete Sham
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Astronomical Compensation to Cuban Exiled: A Complete Sham
Havana, Cuba, Aug 25.- U.S. judge Beatrice Butchko, from Florida, beat the world record in compensation granting by awarding Cuban exile Gustavo Villoldo, the astronomical sum of 2.8 billion dollars.
The news was broadcasted on Radio Miami, after the judge’s verdict was made public, Prensa Latina reported.
“You could think it is some kind of joke,” El Duende – columnist Max Lensnik’s pen name- said in Radio Miami, in reference to the judge’s ruling of awarding the exile such an amount of money in damages for alleged tortures by the Cuban government in 1959.
In his remarks before judge Butchko, Villoldo said he was tortured for five days and that he had been the target of murder attempts several times after he left Cuba.
Villoldo added that his father committed suicide as a consequence of the many threats his family received –by the way, he was a shareholder in society with dictator Fulgencio Batista of a vehicle manufacturing company.
Villoldo’s attorney Andrew Hall admitted that the compensation is the largest U.S. civil judgment ever against Cuba.
The beneficiary will hardly collect the money, since Cuban assets confiscated in Washington amount to nearly 200 millions.
Apparently, the “candid” judge forgot that the plaintiff, 72, joined the American army in the 1960s, used to be a CIA employee, and brags about having helped in capturing Argentinean-born guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara in Bolivia, in 1968. (ACN).