Email Translation Stalls Sentencing In Justin Bieber Scam

Law360, Los Angeles (August 19, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge ordered a hearing Monday to determine the accuracy of translated emails from a Norwegian swindler who duped an investor out of $1 million by falsely claiming ownership rights to Justin Bieber's Scandinavian concerts, saying the emails showed the swindler deserves a nine-year prison sentence.

At a hearing, U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez said FBI translators' versions of the emails suggested that Waleed Ahmed ordered an associate to destroy evidence in the case, that he hadn't accepted responsibility for his crimes and...
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