Friday, July 16, 2010

Lynne Stewart re-sentenced to 10 years

By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER (AP) – July 15, 2010

NEW YORK ­ A judge had resentenced a 70-year-old
civil rights lawyer to 10 years in prison for
letting a jailed Egyptian sheik communicate with his radical followers.

Federal Judge John Koeltl sentenced Lynne Stewart
in Manhattan after she pleaded with him to
reimpose the two-year, four-month sentence he had
originally given her in 2006. She said she has
been diminished since her November imprisonment.

An appeals court had ordered a new sentencing,
saying the judge needed to consider whether she
committed perjury. Koeltl says she did and he
says she lacked remorse after her first sentencing.

Prosecutors had asked the judge to impose a sentence of at least 15 years.

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