Alan Gross, the Jewish contractor freed last week from Cuba, will get $3.2 million in compensation for his five years in prison, Reuters reports.
Gross was arrested and jailed in Cuba while working on a USAid-financed project for company DAI. Cuban authorities sentenced him to 15 years in prison for providing satellite internet equipment to Jews in Cuba.
He and his wife sued DAI and the US government in 2012 for gross negligence.
Gross was freed last week in a prisoner swap as part of the restoration of diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba. He thanked the Jewish community, among others, for its efforts on his behalf during his years in jail.