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Former US diplomat David J. Rainsberger was sentenced to one year in prison for accepting “gift” from a well know dancehall star.

Rainsberger, 33, pleaded guilty to the charge earlier this year. He was stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Kingston when the incident occurred in 2011.

The dancehall star was only identified with the initials D.B. in court documents. The dancehall star in question was among several other artists who had their U.S. visa revoked a few years ago.

Prosecutors say Rainsberger received several gifts from the dancehall star including two watches worth over US$25,000, nighlcubs passes and special VIP passes to several events. The dancehall star also allegedly hosted a birthday party for the US official in Kingston.

Rainsberger said in court papers that he once served on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security detail.

Prosecutors were pushing for a two-year sentenced but the judge handed down only 12 months.

 
 
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=741229310 Ernest Setor

    D.B David Brooks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003278153871 Carl Grant

    JAMES PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT JAMAICA A PART OF GOD CREATION. YOU ARE SO WRONG CORRUPT SYSTEM IS VERY HIGH IN BABYLON. CORRUPTION, INJUSTICE IS EVERY PART OF EARTH. BECAUSE OF ABUSE OF SATAN FLESH AND ABUSE OF FREE CHOICE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000151610005 Sanya Simpson

    what they going to do about the artist?

  • James Maxwell

    Everybody know its Mavado. people just have to understand that U.S. system no corrupt like Jamaica system. everybody will be held accountable.