Michael P. Fay, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Michael P. Fay

American thief

Date of Birth: 30-May-1975

Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini


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About Michael P. Fay

  • Michael Peter Fay (born May 30, 1975), better known simply as Michael Fay, is a United States citizen who was the subject of international attention in 1994 when he was sentenced to six strokes of the cane in Singapore for theft and vandalism at age 18.
  • Fay pleaded guilty; however, he later maintained that he was advised that such a plea would preclude caning and that his confession was false, that he never vandalized any cars, and that the only crime he committed was stealing signs.
  • Although caning is a routine court sentence in Singapore, its use caused controversy in the United States, and Fay's case was believed to be the first caning involving an American citizen.
  • The number of cane strokes in Fay's sentence was ultimately reduced from six to four after United States officials requested leniency.

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