Tappin to be sentenced

Extradited Briton Christopher Tappin will be sentenced today for arms dealing after striking a deal with US prosecutors.

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Extradited Christopher Tappin to be sentenced

Christopher Tappin pictured at Heathrow Airport in February 2012. Credit: PA

Extradited Briton Christopher Tappin will be sentenced today for arms dealing after striking a deal with US prosecutors.

Tappin, 66, pleaded guilty last year to one count of aiding and abetting the illegal export of defence articles and faces a 33-month sentence under a so-called plea bargain.

US District Judge David Briones is expected to formally approve the plea deal at a court hearing in El Paso, Texas, at 11pm local time (6pm GMT).

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