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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:40 PM

Argentine court convicts UNC-CH physics professor of drug smuggling

Source: Charlotte Observer

Argentine court convicts UNC-CH physics professor of drug smuggling
UNC-CH physicist jailed for drug smuggling
By Jay Price
jprice@newsobserver.com
Posted: Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012

CHAPEL HILL The 68-year-old UNC-Chapel Hill physics professor arrested in Argentina early this year after being caught with more than 4 pounds of cocaine hidden in a suitcase has been convicted by an Argentine court.

Paul Frampton, the Oxford-educated Louis D. Rubin Jr. Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, told investigators he was duped into unknowingly carrying the drugs after being lured first to Bolivia with a promise of meeting a famous bikini model.

He was sentenced to four years and eight months of confinement Monday afternoon after three days of hearings. He expects to serve his sentence under house arrest at a friend’s apartment in Buenos Aires.

“As you might imagine I am in a state of shock and disbelief,” Frampton said in a telephone interview Wednesday night. “This is a gross miscarriage of justice. If this had happened in the United States, a jury would have obviously acquitted me.”

Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/11/22/3682130/argentine-court-convicts-unc-ch.html#storylink=cpy

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Judi Lynn Nov 2012 OP
bluedigger Nov 2012 #1
WheelWalker Nov 2012 #3
leftyohiolib Nov 2012 #2
rug Nov 2012 #4
Ash_F Nov 2012 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:45 PM

1. If it had happened in the US, he'd be headed for prison, not a friend's apartment.

He should have told them there both was and was not cocaine in the suitcase until they opened it.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:11 PM

3. +1

Quantum Junction: Get in both lanes < >

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:50 PM

2. what a dope

 

"he was duped into unknowingly carrying the drugs after being lured first to Bolivia with a promise of meeting a famous bikini model." the old 'i was holding it for a famous bikini model excuse'.

“This is a gross miscarriage of justice. If this had happened in the United States, a jury would have obviously acquitted me.”(meaning he could have bribed, threatened jurors or fixed his conviction)
well he could be correct about that the us "justice" system is fukd up


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:13 PM

4. He was known for his work in string bikini theory.



Miss Bikini World 2007.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:24 PM

5. Wow, that article was even funnier than the title let on.

Recommended.

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