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Newsline: US man sentenced for punching ambassador of Gabon

A North Carolina man convicted of punching the ambassador of Gabon at a demonstration at that country’s embassy in Washington has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. Forty-five-year-old Leon Obame of Raleigh was sentenced Wednesday in U.S District Court for the District of Columbia. He was convicted in October of assaulting a foreign official. Prosecutors say the assault occurred on Dec. 9, 2011 at the embassy’s temporary location on Connecticut Avenue N.W. Authorities say Obame punched Ambassador Michael Moussa-Adamo, knocking him to the ground.

http://www.reflector.com/ap/staten/man-sentenced-punching-ambassador-gabon-1767601

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Newsline: US man convicted of punching ambassador of Gabon at embassy during demonstration

Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina man has been convicted of punching the ambassador of Gabon at a demonstration at that country’s embassy in Washington. Forty-five-year-old Leon Obame of Raleigh was convicted of assault on a foreign official. He faces a maximum of three years in prison. Prosecutors say the assault occurred on Dec. 9 at the embassy’s temporary location on Connecticut Avenue N.W. Authorities say Obame punched Ambassador Michael Moussa-Adamo, knocking him to the ground.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/nc-man-convicted-of-punching-ambassador-of-gabon-at-embassy-during-demonstration/2012/10/12/fdb7ef8a-14b4-11e2-9a39-1f5a7f6fe945_story.html