In the case of defense attorney Lynne Stewart the DOJ prosecutors sought a sentence of 30 years in prison, but much to their dismay Lynne was sentenced to 28 months by Judge John G. Koeltl. Prosecutors appealed the sentence and on July 15, 2010, Lynne Stewart was re-sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. Her indictment was under the watch of former US Attorney General John Ashcroft.
Lynne Stewart is only guilty of zealously defending an unpopular client in the faux War on Terror. I discussed my feeling on the entire case long ago in Zealous Legal Representation, so I will not rehash it all herein. For those unaware of the good accomplished by this true representative of the downtrodden and legally abused in our system of injustice, read here: Lynne Stewart
Is it any wonder that this has transpired in the Southern District of New York? It is par for the course for these overzealous whacko persecutors bent on incarcerating as many as they can rack-up as they disregard reality. This woman is a civil rights defender and a real defense attorney, though it is clear that the paper-pushing plea bargain attorney is far more appreciated by the so-called representatives of the people in the United States.