'Ninety' Knowles' convictions and sentences upheld

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August 10, 2010

By NATARIO McKENZIE

Tribune Staff Reporter

nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

A US appeals court has upheld the convictions and sentences of drug kingpin Samuel "Ninety" Knowles.

Knowles was jailed for 35 years in May 2008 on federal drug trafficking charges. He will ultimately serve 25 years and is scheduled to be released at the age of 75.

Knowles, who spent six years locked away in Fox Hill prison fighting extradition to the United States, was abruptly flown there on August 28, 2006. He had reportedly exhausted all of his legal options, although his defence tea ...

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News date : 08/10/2010    Category : Crime

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