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Sentencing of St James-based entertainers pushed back

Published:Friday | May 15, 2015 | 9:35 AM

The sentencing of St James-based entertainers Claudette Miller-Robinson and Simone Bacchas has been pushed back to May 28.

The two have pleaded guilty to possession of, dealing in, and attempting to export one-and-a-half pounds of cocaine.

The sentencing had to be delayed because a social enquiry report for Bacchas, which was ordered by presiding magistrate Natalie Hart-Hines, was not ready.

Miller-Robinson’s bail was extended and Bacchas was further remanded in police custody.

Miller-Robinson, former lead singer of the Ebony music group, and Bacchas, an entertainment manager, were among six persons who were arrested on December 18, 2014, while preparing to board outgoing flights at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.

They are the only two defendants who have not yet been sentenced after entering guilty pleas.

The other four defendants, Garth Jobson, Ramone Rowe, Kevin Tapper, and Kharell Wisdom, have already been given custodial sentences after pleading guilty to drug-related charges.