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Former US Embassy Security Chief sentencing hearing continues today

Published: Friday June 21, 2013 | 10:57 am Comments 0

Former security chief at the United States Embassy in Kingston, David Rainsberger, is to appear in a Virginia court today as another attempt is made to conclude his sentencing hearing.

Rainsberger has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from a Jamaican entertainer.

The case was rescheduled at the last hearing on June 10 after the defence asked the court for an adjournment.

In February, Rainsberger admitted to charges of receiving unlawful gratuities and making false statements to US authorities.

He is facing the possibility of seven years in prison.

Court records reveal that the former security chief befriended the well-known entertainer, identified only as DB.

The entertainer had been barred from entering the US because of allegations of criminal conduct.

Rainsberger's investigation of the entertainer resulted in the reinstatement of the Jamaican entertainer’s visa.

In return for his assistance, court records say he received two luxury watches from the entertainer as well as a birthday party hosted by DB and free admission to nightclubs.

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