Associated Press - January 29, 2008 5:54 AM ET
MIAMI (AP) - The family of an American who was tortured and executed by
a Cuban firing squad is asking a federal court to enforce a state
judgment that awarded them millions of dollars.
Jeannette Hausler is the sister of Robert Fuller, a U.S. citizen who
owned a plantation in Cuba and was killed in 1960, in violation of U.S.
anti-torture and extra-judicial killing laws.
Last year a Florida state court awarded her family $400 million in damages.
They filed court papers last week asking a federal court to pay them $80
Receiving payment is difficult in cases like this because they are
trying to identify Cuban assets frozen in U.S. bank accounts.
Banks can be secretive about saying how much money they have, fearing
lawsuits from the Cuban government.