Defense attorney Lynne Stewart cried tears of relief Monday as a federal judge ordered her to serve 28 months behind bars, a dramatically lower sentence than the 30 years that prosecutors had requested for her conviction on providing material support to a terrorist conspiracy. Weighing in Stewart's favor, said New York Judge John Koeltl, were her years of service to the poor and disadvantaged, her battle with cancer and the fact that her actions, though reprehensible, did not result in violence.
Defense Attorney Stewart Gets 28-Month Sentence
New York Law Journal
October 17, 2006
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