Lawyer Lynne Stewart Resentenced to 10 Years
A federal judge in New York today resentenced criminal defense attorney Lynne Stewart to ten years in prison.
The sentence was the latest grim chapter in a long odyssey for Ms. Stewart, who was convicted in 2005 of assisting terrorism by smuggling information from an imprisoned client to violent followers in Egypt.
Ms. Stewart, 70, who has breast cancer and was given time to seek treatment before her first sentencing in 2006, said Thursday that incarceration was wearing her down. “It’s a death sentence,” her husband, Ralph Poynter, said outside the courtroom.
The Government had requested 15 to 30 years. 400 people wrote letters on Lynne's behalf. [More...]
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