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American Accountability: Mike Tyson Gets One Day in Jail

November 19, 2007

By CHRIS KAHN, Associated Press Writer

MESA, Ariz. – Mike Tyson was sentenced Monday to 24 hours in jail and three years’ probation for drug possession and driving under the influence.

The former heavyweight champion had pleaded guilty in September to a single felony count of cocaine possession and a misdemeanor DUI count.

Mike Tyson

Tyson had faced a possible maximum sentence of four years and three months in prison. Prosecutor Shane Krausner had recommended one year in prison Monday, saying that Tyson was a multiple offender who previously had been convicted of violent crime and that only now has he sought treatment for his drug addiction.

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