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R. Kelly’s 2nd conviction extends earlier 30-year sentence by a year

R. Kelly’s 2nd conviction extends earlier 30-year sentence by a year

BRENDAN O'BRIEN A federal judge in Chicago sentenced R. Kelly to one additional year in prison for his conviction on sex crimes, extending a 30-year sentence handed to the Grammy-winning R&B singer after an earlier trial in New York, local media reported. At a 90-minute hearing, Judge Harry Leinenweber of the U.S. District Court for Northern Illinois in Chicago also ordered Kelly to serve 19 years simultaneously with the previous sentence, a local CBS affiliate and other media reported. In September, Kelly - whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly - was convicted in federal court of felony sexual exploitation…
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Former Maldives president Yameen to appeal 11-year jail term

Former Maldives president Yameen to appeal 11-year jail term

MOHAMED JUNAYD FORMER Maldives president Abdulla Yameen will appeal as soon as possible against his conviction and jailing for 11 years on corruption and money laundering charges, said his lawyer. Yameen, the opposition Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) candidate for the next election due in 2023, was sent to a prison on Maafushi island on Sunday to start his sentence following the order from the Maldives criminal court. Yameen, 63, has denied any wrongdoing and will serve his time in a special compound in the prison which has been previously used to jail other high-profile politicians. Former Maldives vice president…
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