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Five people sentenced to jail for Costa Concordia disaster

Reuters July 20, 2013 – 12:03 ROME (Reuters) – Four Costa Concordia crew members and a company official were sentenced to jail in Italy on Saturday for their part in the 2012 cruise ship disaster that killed 32 people, leaving only Captain Francesco Schettino still on trial. The five received sentences of between 18 and 34 months for multiple manslaughter, negligence and shipwreck – relatively short punishments for the crimes, in exchange for pleading guilty. None of the five are likely to be jailed as the sentences of under two years were suspended and the longer ones may be appealed or replaced with community service, judicial sources said. “What will the families of the victims…