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Conviction of disbarred lawyer Lynne Stewart upheld for smuggling messages to jailed terrorist
BY Alison Gendar and Samuel Goldsmith
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
Originally Published:Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 12:09 PM
Updated: Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 12:32 PM
Disbarred radical lawyer Lynne Stewart is going to jail - maybe for a lot longer than she thought.
A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld her conviction for smuggling messages to her jailed terrorist client, and said she deserves more than the 28 months she got because she may have lied at her trial.
Stewart, 70, is to surrender to U.S. Marshals immediately. The Brooklyn resident has been free on bail since 2006.
She was sentenced to two years and four months in prison in 2005 for helping Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman talk to militants from prison after his 1996 conviction for plotting to blow up bridges and tunnels in New York City and assassinate Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Prosecutors, who wanted her jailed for 30 years, appealed, calling the light sentence "a slap on the wrist" for someone convicted "of a crime of terrorism."
The appeals court said the trial judge, John Koeltl, should have determined at sentencing if Stewart committed perjury when she testified.
"Any cover-up or attempt to evade responsibility by a failure to tell the truth upon oath or affirmation at her trial would compound the gravity of her crime," the court said.
Stewart's lawyers argued she was just trying to be a zealous advocate to her client, who is serving life in prison.