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Tough sentence

Tough sentence

A judge was poised to decide whether the government and some fellow judges were right when they said a 70-year-old former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case received too much leniency when she was sentenced to just over two years in prison.
U.S. District Judge John Koeltl was to resentence attorney Lynne Stewart yesterday after considering the comments of appeals court judges who said he should review the role of terrorism in her case and consider if she lied when she testified at her trial. Stewart, facing up to 30 years in prison, was sentenced to two years and four months after her conviction on charges that she let blind Egyptian Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman communicate with a man who relayed messages to senior members of an Egyptian-based terrorist organization.


Updated : 2021-05-08 03:23 GMT+08:00