Archive | 13/05/2016

Banka and Co Sentence to Prison in US, While Papa Faal is spared

By RANDY FURST -Star Tribune

Banka Manneh and Co

Three Gambian-Americans who tried unsuccessfully in 2014 to overthrow Yahya Jammeh, the dictator of the West African nation, were sentenced to prison by a federal judge in St. Paul on Thursday, while a fourth man, Papa Faal, who lives in Brooklyn Park, will not go to prison.

Faal, 47, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle to “time served,” meaning no prison time, plus two years of supervised release.

After his arrest last year, Faal spent one month and 17 days in jail and two weeks in a halfway house. Continue reading