Aiding Islamic jihad, passing messages between Omar Abdel Rahman, mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombings and Islamic Jihad. George Soros paid for some of her defense.She aided Islamic terror. She abetted Islamic terror. She was found guilty of Islamic terror. She got 28 MONTHS. Could have gotten 30 years. 30 years, 28 months.
Stewart, along with co-defendants and co-workers Ahmed Abdel Sattar and Mohammed Yousry, was found guilty of helping her 1995 client, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, communicate with his Egyptian-based organization, the Islamic Group.
"Civil rights" lawyer Lynne Stewart was sentenced to 28 months in prison on a terrorism charge Monday for helping an Egyptian sheik communicate with his followers on the outside. FOX News
Shame on FOX News using the term civil rights (quotation marks are mine.)
The Socialist reported here that the Democrat (Clinton appointed) Judge Judge John G. Koeltl continually reminded prospective jurors that Stewart’s trial on charges of aiding and abetting terrorism had nothing to do with the public hearings a few blocks away that were being conducted by the “independent” federal commission investigating the Sept. 11 terror bombing of the World Trade Center. It had everything to do with it. Everything.
During the trial, Koeltl agreed with defense lawyers that the federal statute forbidding the provision of material support or resources to a designated terrorist group, 18. U.S.C. §2339B, was unconstitutionally vague as applied to Ms. Stewart and her co-defendants.
The judge in United States v. Sattar, 02 Cr. 395, also dismissed a conspiracy count based on that same law, leaving Ms. Stewart facing the two least-serious charges leveled against her in an indictment issued last year: making false statements and conspiring to defraud the government. NY Law Journal
UPDATE: Great piece from Ben Johnson here at Front Page "Getting off Easy."