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NY lawyer gets 10-year term in terrorism case

 FILE - This Oct. 16, 2006 file photo shows Lynne Stewart speaking to the media and her supporters outside Manhattan federal court following her sente...
 Supporters of activist attorney Lynne Stewart  gather near Federal Court Thursday, July 15, 2010 in New York. Stewart, facing up to 30 years in priso...
 Supporters of activist attorney Lynne Stewart  gather near Federal Court Thursday, July 15, 2010 in New York. Stewart, facing up to 30 years in priso...

Terror Trial Lawyer

FILE - This Oct. 16, 2006 file photo shows Lynne Stewart speaking to the media and her supporters outside Manhattan federal court following her sente...

Terror Trial Lawyer

Supporters of activist attorney Lynne Stewart gather near Federal Court Thursday, July 15, 2010 in New York. Stewart, facing up to 30 years in priso...

Terror Trial Lawyer

Supporters of activist attorney Lynne Stewart gather near Federal Court Thursday, July 15, 2010 in New York. Stewart, facing up to 30 years in priso...

A judge has 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 Stewart committed perjury. Koeltl says she did and he says Stewart lacked remorse after her first sentencing.
Prosecutors had asked the judge to impose a sentence of at least 15 years.


Updated : 2021-01-21 06:54 GMT+08:00