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FORMER U.S. DIPLOMAT IN JAMAICA, SENTENCED FOR HELPING DJ GET VISA!

David Rainsberger

David Rainsberger

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (AP) —

A former security officer with the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service has been sentenced to a year in prison for accepting gifts in exchange for helping a Jamaican Deejay gain a US visa.

Thirty-three-year old David J Rainsberger pleaded guilty earlier this year in federal court in Alexandria.

Rainsberger, who said in court papers that he once served on then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s protective detail, admitted helping a well-known musician identified in court papers only by the initials DB get a visa in 2011 to travel to the US.

The musician had previously been unable to obtain a visa because of accusations of criminal activity. In exchange, the musician gave Rainsberger luxury watches and other gifts.

Prosecutors sought a sentence of about two years; the defence sought home detention.

 

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