Nephews of Venezuela's first lady sentenced to 18 years in U.S. drug case

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(Reuters) – Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady were sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday following their convictions in New York on drug trafficking charges.

U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty sentenced the two men, Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas and Efrain Antonio Campo Flores, at a hearing in federal court in Manhattan. The two are nephews of Cilia Flores, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s wife.

(Reporting by Brendan Pierson; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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