NEW YORK (AP) ? A veteran civil rights lawyer was convicted Thursday of crossing the line by smuggling messages of violence from one of her jailed clients ? a radical Egyptian sheik ? to his terrorist disciples on the outside.
Lynne Stewart, 30 years on the New York legal scene, faces up to 20 years in prison.
By Louis Lanzano, AP
The jury has been deliberating off-and-on over the past month in the case of Lynne Stewart, 65, a firebrand, left-wing activist known for representing radicals and revolutionaries in her 30 years on the New York legal scene. The jury deliberated 13 days in all.