‘American Idol’ star Antonella Barba facing 45 months of sentence in federal prison

Antonella Barba
Antonella Barba

Former “American Idol” contestant Antonella Barba has going to face 45 months of sentence in federal prison for possession of two pounds of the deadly narcotics synthetic opioid fentanyl with intent to sell it.

The sentence was handed down by the honorable Judge Arenda Wright Allen in U.S. District Court, Norfolk, Virginia, after an hour-long hearing on Thursday morning.

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Barba aged 32, was one of the top 16 contestants in the sixth season of “American Idol” in 2007 before she was eliminated. She also presented on “Fear Factor” in 2012.

According to courtroom reports, Barba was also ordered to undergo 5 years of supervised release once after her sentence ends.

Her father, Vincenzo Barba, was the only witness identified in the minutes.

The singer, who grew up on the Jersey Shore, was first arrested on Duke Street in Norfolk in October 2018.

According to a statement of truths filed in associate with Barba’s July guilty plea, investigators had been tracking Justin Michael “Cali” Isaac of California, believing he “was a source for kilogram quantities of cocaine and heroin.”

On 11th of October, 2018, on the account of investigators report Isaac was heading to a “stash” apartment in Norfolk from Washington, D.C.

Then they listened in on a phone call in which Isaac speak he was sending a woman to deliver drugs, according to the statement of facts.

According to the Statement, Investigators mark out the apartment found Barba there in a car. A shoebox of fentanyl was on the front passenger floor.

Isaac and many other defendants were also were named in the same federal accused as Barba.