The son of a Canadian automobile executive who has been sentenced to 15 years in jail in Cuba on corruption charges said Monday his dad maintains he's innocent and is determined to fight for his freedom.

Raffi Tokmakjian said during an emotional news conference on Monday that the claims against his father Cy Tokmakjian, who owns the Ontario-based automotive company Tokmakjian Group, are "completely false."

The company said the charges against Tokmakjian, 74, were concocted as an excuse to seize the automotive firm's $100 million in assets in Cuba. The company's Cuban offices were raided in 2011 as Cuba launched an anti-graft drive that has swept up foreign business executives from at least five nations as well as government officials and dozens of Cuban employees at state-run companies...



Recent Articles

Date Title
9/30/14 Will Latin American leaders give Obama an ‘earful’ on Cuba at Americas summit?
Nick Miroff, The Washington Post
9/30/14 Current Record
9/30/14 Six Lessons for Obama on How to Improve Relations With Cuba
William LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluth, The Nation
9/30/14 Video: Third Conference on Reconciliation and Change
Cuba Study Group
9/30/14 Cuba asked for $55 mln, assets to release Canadian CEO -company
Allison Martell and Daniel Trotta, Reuters
9/29/14 Cuba begins to unite private enterprise, tourism
Associated Press
9/29/14 Miami publication creates new Cuba economic index
Norma Gamez Torres, El Nuevo Herald
9/26/14 Cuban reconciliation conference held in Miami
Associated Press
9/26/14 U.S. reaffirms opposition to Cuba attending Americas Summit
EFE
9/22/14 Cuba says 9,000 cafes can be privately owned
Margot Haddad, CNN
9/22/14 Lawsuit against U.S. by American contractor jailed in Cuba heads back to court
AP, Fox News Latino
9/22/14 Cuba approves 498 non-agricultural cooperatives in the last year
EFE, Fox News Latino
9/15/14 Third Conference on Reconciliation and Change: The Importance of Dignity
Cuba Study Group
9/15/14 Get Over It and End Cuban Embargo
Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg View
9/10/14 Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion
Daniel Trotta, Reuters
9/10/14 Latest Development in USAID Controversy Reflects Years of Botched Cuban Policy
Laura Weiss, The Huffington Post
9/5/14 Member of Cuba 5 says he’s optimistic about deal
AP, The Washington Post
9/2/14 Market-style reforms widen racial divide in Cuba
Reuters