Brit sentenced for arms dealing

Extradited British businessman Christopher Tappin has been given a 33-month prison sentence for arms dealing after striking a deal with prosecutors in the US. He has also been fined £7,095.

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Decision on where Tappin must serve sentence still up in air

US District Judge David Briones recommended that Mr Tappin should be allowed to serve his sentence in the UK but the decision ultimately rests with the US Bureau of Prisons, a spokeswoman for the court added.

He will commence his sentence at the Allenwood prison in Pennsylvania and must turn himself in to start the term by March 8.

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