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Five people convicted for Costa Concordia disaster

Four crewmembers and a company official will serve between 18 and 34 months

Five people will serve time behind bars for their part in the January 2012 Costa Concordia disaster, which killed 32 people when the Carnival Cruise Lines Inc.-owned Italian ship struck a rock near an island shoreline and capsized.

On Saturday, four Costa Concordia crewmembers and a company official pleaded guilty and were sentenced to jail in Italy for their part in the disaster. Each received sentences of between 18 and 34 months for multiple manslaughter, negligence and shipwreck.

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