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Sentence Is Sharply Increased for Lawyer Convicted of Aiding Terror

Sentence Is Sharply Increased for Lawyer Convicted of Aiding Terror 16 Jul 2010 A federal judge on Thursday increased the sentence of Lynne F. Stewart, a disbarred lawyer convicted of assisting terrorism, to 10 years -- nearly five times as long as her original sentence. An appeals court had ordered the judge, John G. Koeltl of Federal District Court in Manhattan, to resentence Ms. Stewart after it deemed his first sentence, of 28 months, too light. Judge Koeltl [then] ordered Ms. Stewart to serve 120 months.