Dallas Austin To Seek Pardon From Dubai's Ruler


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.


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.