The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the 120 month sentence of New York attorney Lynne Stewart, who was convicted of rendering material assistance to a terrorist organisation. Stewart, who was a member of the legal team representing convicted terrorist Sheikh Omas Ahmad Ali Abdukl Rahman, passed messages back and forth to the Sheikh's terrorist organisation, notwithstanding her obligation to refrain from assisting in the operation of his terrorist organisation during her contact visits.
Attorneys representing defendants accused of providing material support to terrorism, or other terrorist acts would be well advised to review the decision.
* To view the 51-page decision, for to the 2nd Circuit website here ;
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United States vs. Lynne Stewart, Case No.:10-3185 (2nd Cir. 2012).