Dallas Austin Receives Pardon On Four Year Sentence, To Be Deported From Dubai

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.

Austin,

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

Arab Emirates.Austin

has produced hit records for Aretha Franklin, Brandy, Boyz II Men, Madonna, Monica,

TLC, Lenny Kravitz and others.

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