Peter Watts Sentenced, No Jail Time
Canadian author Peter Watts, found guilty of resisting a US Customs and Border Protection officer, has been sentenced to a 60-day jail term which will be suspended after payment of court assessments: $1,000 court costs, $500 worth of fines, and other fees. Watts initially feared a harsher sentence; the prosecutor recommended 180 days in jail with 60 days suspended after payment of $1,600 in fines and fees. Now Watts will not serve jail time. However, due to his felony conviction, he will be unable to travel to the United States.
More at The Times Herald and Watt’s personal blog.
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