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Sentencing today for former US Embassy security chief

Published:Monday | June 10, 2013 | 8:50 AM

The former security chief at the United States Embassy in Kingston who pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from a Jamaican entertainer is expected to be sentenced today.

David Rainsberger should have been sentenced in April but the hearing was put off because the defense lawyer told the court the time was not convenient.

Rainsberger faces the possibility of seven years in prison for pleading guilty to receiving unlawful gratuities and making false statements to US authorities.

He made the admission in February.

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 re-instatement of DB'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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