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Blind Sheik's Lawyer Sentenced to 10 Years

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Disbarred civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart has been resentenced to 10 years in prison for helping a convicted terrorist communicate with his violent followers in Egypt.

Manhattan federal judge John Koeltl lengthened Stewart's 28-month sentence after determining she lied during her 2005 trial and lacked remorse after her first sentencing.

Stewart represented Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman when he was serving a life sentence for plotting to blow up New York landmarks. She was convicted of smuggling messages from the imprisoned sheik to his violent followers in Egypt.

An appeals court directed the judge to lengthen Stewart's sentence if he concluded she committed perjury during her trial. Prosecutors had asked the judge to re-sentence Stewart to at least 15 years.

Stewart is 70 and has been treated for breast cancer since her conviction.

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Comments [2]

Alex Live from Nyc

Oh , compassionate release Fromm traitors administration. No compassionate release to Pollard. She should die in prison for helping islamofashists to plot attacks and kill people, prisons hospitals are very good and she will use obamacare.

Jan. 02 2014 09:46 PM
NABNYC from SoCal

The attorney's misconduct consisted of ignoring a rule that applied to visitors to a prisoner. She didn't kill anyone, remember.

She didn't defraud the entire country like the criminals on Wall Street. She didn't publicly disclose the identity of a secret FBI agent like "Scootie" did. She didn't commit international war crimes, kidnapping, torture, and murder, like bush-cheney. No, none of those things.

She just said something. She spoke. I'm wondering why Roberts, the corporate representative to our judicial system, who insists that when corporations pay bribes to our politicians that is speech, why isn't he up in arms to protect somebody who did that other kind of speech -- you know,. when you open your mouth and say something.

This is the most despicable persecution of a defense attorney I've ever seen. But since the state has decided to essentially murder this woman because she spoke, she said something, maybe they should get it over with.

You know -- stone her to death.

Oh, I forgot, we don't do that. We're too "moral."

Jul. 16 2010 12:08 PM

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