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PROVO WOMAN WILL APPEAL ARMS-SMUGGLING CONVICTION

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Attorneys for a Provo woman convicted of smuggling guns into the Philippines have filed a notice of appeal in a Manila court.

Dominique Adams, who jumped bail and returned home to Utah before a judge ruled on her case, was found guilty last month of smuggling guns into the country in crates marked as containing auto parts.Adams has maintained her innocence since she was arrested in August and said she was duped into transporting the weapons. Richard Pedrioli, the man who gave her the weapons, has since been convicted.

"From the judge's statements, he apparently was going to find her not guilty," said Adams' U.S. attorney, Richard Atkins.

Atkins plans to take depositions from Pedrioli and those who helped Adams leave the country because she was extremely ill. "We think that when the flight is explained they will find her not guilty."