Texas businessman gets year in prison for failed Gambia coup

By REUTERS
May 13, 2016 05:29

 
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Texas businessman convicted of plotting to violate the US Neutrality Act in a failed 2014 bid to overthrow the government of Gambia and install himself as president of the tiny African nation was sentenced on Thursday to a year in prison.

Two other US citizens of Gambian descent who pleaded guilty with the coup plot leader, Cherno Njie, 58, received six-month prison terms, and a third was sentenced to time already served, federal prosecutors said.


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