In one of the most high-profile prosecutions since 9/11, New York lawyer Lynne Stewart was found guilty Thursday of helping the Islamic Group communicate with her client, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, who is serving a life sentence for conspiracy against the United States. Stewart said she was "shook up, surprised and disappointed" by her conviction of providing material support to a terrorist group. She also expressed the hope that her appeal would prove that "you can't tell ... lawyers how to do their job."
N.Y. Lawyer Lynne Stewart Convicted of Helping Terrorists
New York Law Journal
February 11, 2005