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Could Mavado be Jamaica’s next embarrassment…?

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Kerran CaribDirect staff writer

Staff writer – Kerran Monroe

Recently there have been reports in the Jamaican and international media of a Jamaican entertainer who allegedly bribed a United States department officer to assist in getting the artiste a United States visa.

The Jamaican media however refrained from naming the entertainer in question.  Court documents referred to the entertainer only as D.B

According to media reports, the entertainer bribed the US official with luxury Movado watches, backstage passes to shows and free entries to night clubs.  The entertainer also threw a birthday party for the Unites States official.

According to the Washington Examiner, the US official, David J. Rainsberger admitted to having unlawfully received gifts from Mavado and pleaded guilty to taking bribes.

He is to be sentenced in April and faces up to seven years in prison.  However, it is likely that he will receive less than two years, due to federal sentencing guidelines.

Reports are that the entertainer lost his visa due to his alleged involvement in criminal activities.  The US official claimed to have conducted investigations into the entertainer and gave advice to reinstate the entertainer’s visa.

The Washington Examiner has reported the story and named the Jamaican entertainer.  According to the Washington Examiner, the entertainer is Mavado, whose real name is David Brooks, hence the D.B referencing in the court documents.

The reinstatement of a United States visa got Mavado a number of recording and endorsement opportunities in the United States.  Mavado is now signed to DJ Khaled’s record label, has recorded songs with a number of American artistes and recently made his debut appearance on the American television show, 106 and Park on Black Entertainment Television (BET).

The question on everyone’s minds now is will Mavado be charged by the United States government?  Is another extradition request coming our way?  Or is Mavado home free?



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