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Cuban spy hailed by Obama as a hero is fine, sister says

In this undated photo provided by the Sarraff family shows Rolando Sarraff Trujillo in an unknown location. A former intelligence official in the United States Thursday publically identified Sarraff as the unnamed spy traded for three Cuban intelligence agents jailed in the United States, one who U.S. President Barrack Obama hailed as Washingtons most valuable assets. Before his downfall, Sarraff helped the U.S. crack the "Wasp Network," in Florida, a Cuban spy ring that included members of the Cuban Five, the last three of whom were released in exchange for the Cuban spy. (AP Photo/Courtesy Sarraff family)

In this undated photo provided by the Sarraff family shows Rolando Sarraff Trujillo in an unknown location. A former intelligence official in the United States Thursday publically identified Sarraff as the unnamed spy traded for three Cuban intelligence agents jailed in the United States, one who U.S. President Barrack Obama hailed as Washingtons most valuable assets. Before his downfall, Sarraff helped the U.S. crack the "Wasp Network," in Florida, a Cuban spy ring that included members of the Cuban Five, the last three of whom were released in exchange for the Cuban spy. (AP Photo/Courtesy Sarraff family)  (AP2014)

The sister of a convicted Cuban spy traded to the U.S. for jailed Cuban intelligence agents but out of sight for nearly a month says he is fine in the U.S.

Vilma Sarraff told The Associated Press on Tuesday she spoke for the first time with 51-year-old Rolando Sarraff since his Dec. 17 release. She declined to offer more details.

He was identified by a former U.S. official as the released spy who President Barack Obama hailed as one of Washington's most valuable assets.

Vilma Sarraff, who lives in Spain, and her parents who are in Cuba, were never told where Rolando Sarraff went after his release amid a big thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations.

Cuban officials told the parents only that their son was better off.

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