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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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Elaine Tappin: I pray that Chris will be repatriated to UK

Elaine Tappin - Christopher's wife of 38 years - has said she is praying that her husband will be allowed to serve his sentence at a UK prison.

Now I can begin to see light at the end of this long dark tunnel - but remain frustrated that Chris' extradition was granted in the first place.

Being returned to a US prison will be dreadful for him. He is learning to live with the regrets - it is a chastening experience after a 45-year unblemished business career ...

I pray that the US and UK authorities between them will expedite Chris' repatriation to Britain - so we, and his friends, are able to visit him in prison.

– elaine tappin

Elaine, who suffers from chronic illness Churg-Strauss Syndrome, was unable to attend the court in Texas.

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