We reported in June
that Ronald Ramsay, the troubled brother of Hell's Kitchen
's Chef Gordon Ramsay
was in trouble with the law. On Tuesday at the Denpasar District Court on the resort island of Bali, Indonesian prosecutors sought a 14-month jail term for Ronald Ramsay. Chief prosecutor Gusti Ngurah Agung said that Ronald Ramsay was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Ronald Ramsay, 38, was arrested last February in a supermarket in the main tourist strip of Kuta on Bali over heroin possession. Police said that he was in possession of 100 mg of heroin with him.
Ramsay intends to plead guilty to the charges. He admitted to being a drug user in a previous hearing, but said that he has begun rehab six months before his arrest in February.
The Indonesian government imposes harsh penalties for drug offenses, and Ramsay could face up to 10 years behind bars if found guilty. The case has been adjourned until August 23, at which time Ramsay's lawyers are expected to claim that the drugs were for personal use and not for distribution.
Ronald Ramsay is the younger brother of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, who is known as the bad boy of cooking. He is the foul mouth behind the Fox reality show Hell's Kitchen
, which was based on a British program of the same name. The chef is taking another of his British enterprises across the pond this fall. Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
, from the UK, will be making its American debut as the Fox show Kitchen Nightmares
, in which Gordon Ramsay resuscitates failing restaurants with his usual combination of profanity and explosive outbursts.
The third season of Hell's Kitchen
came to a close on Monday. Executive chef Rock Harper
, 30, of Spotsylvania, Virginia beat out 26-year-old nanny Bonnie Muirhead
. The fourth season of Hell's Kitchen
is slated to begin next spring.
-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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