Dallas Austin To Seek Pardon From Dubai’s Ruler

Multi-platinum

producer Dallas Austin pleaded guilty to charges of possessing 1.26 grams of cocaine

yesterday (June 1) into Dubai and will face sentencing in a United Arab Emirates

court tomorrow (July 3).Austin,

who appeared briefly in court in jeans and a white dress shirt, was accompanied

by four attorneys, one of the UAE, one from Bahrain and two from the United States.

According

to reports, Austin’s legal team will seek a pardon from Dubai’s ruler, Shaikh

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Austin, who is facing up to four years in prison,

was arrested May 19 at Dubai’s airport while enroute to a birthday bash for supermodel

Naomi Campbell.He

told the judge that he unintentionally broke the law by bringing cocaine into

the country, which has a strict policy against illegal drugs.Pardons

have been issued in similar cases. Austin is expected to retain a criminal record

and eventually be released from prison and deported.

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