Calif. man sentenced to prison for kidnapping son

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(AP) – A judge has sentenced a California man to 27 months in prison for abducting his son and taking him out of the United States in 2008 without his ex-wife’s consent. John Silah was sentenced Monday in federal court.

His brother George Silah received the same 27-month sentence last May for abducting his two sons and taking them out of the country, also without their mother’s consent.

The brothers were extradited to the U.S. after they were found in the Netherlands with their sons in November 2010.

Authorities say the international flight began after the Silah brothers picked up their sons for visits. They traveled through Mexico, Central America and Europe before getting caught.

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