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Costa Concordia crew sentenced

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Four crew members of the cruise ship Costa Concordia — but not the captain — were sentenced on July 20 in Italy to jail terms of 18-34 months each for their part in last summer’s crash and sinking that killed 32 people.

Capt. Francesco Schettino, who abandoned ship before his crew and the 4,000 guests has been rescued, is still on trial.



The crew members as well as a company official pleaded guilty to manslaughter, negligence and shipwreck. In exchange, they were given relatively light sentences. None are expected to serve time in jail, according to a story by the news service Reuters. Lawyers for the victims said they might appeal.



Capt. Schettino is also seeking a plea bargain to reduce a possible jail sentence. Hearings on his case resume in September.

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