Grammy Award winning
producer Dallas Austin has received a pardon for possession of cocaine for personal
use by a Dubai court yesterday (July 3). Austin,
34, was convicted and sentenced to four years in a Dubai prison, where he had
been incarcerated since May 19, when he was caught with 1.26 grams and five-and-a-half
capsules of cocaine when he was arrested. Just
hours after the conviction, a pardon was issued, followed by a deportation order.
who was in the country to attend a three-day private party for supermodel Naomi
Campbell, appeared briefly in court on Sunday (July 2) and told judges he made
a mistake and had unintentionally violated the laws of Dubai, a member of the United
has produced hit records for Aretha Franklin, Brandy, Boyz II Men, Madonna, Monica,
TLC, Lenny Kravitz and others.