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
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.