Cabral Promoter Sentenced

Henry Farinas, the alleged target of gunmen that killed Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral last year, was sentenced by a Nicaraguan judge Oct. 12 to 30 years in prison for his conviction on money laundering, drug trafficking and organize crime charges.

The promoter and club owner was driving with Cabral after a July 2011 concert in Guatemala that Farinas organized when armed assailants peppered the car with bullets. Farinas was wounded, but Cabral, 74, died of his injuries.

Prosecutors claimed a drug trafficking gang headed by Alejandro Jiminez thought Farinas had betrayed them and allegedly ordered a hit on him.

Cabral was not implicated in any illegal activity.