Lynne Irene Stewart
Lynne Irene Stewart (born October 8, 1939) is an American former attorney who was known for representing controversial, poor, and often unpopular defendants. She was convicted on charges of conspiracy and providing material support to terrorists in 2005 (1), and sentenced to 28 months in prison. Her felony conviction led to her being automatically disbarred.
She was convicted of helping pass messages from her client, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, an Egyptian cleric convicted of planning terror attacks, to his followers in al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, an organization designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the United States Secretary of State.
She was re-sentenced on July 15, 2010, to 10 years in prison in light of her perjury at trial (2). She served her sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell, a federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas.