NEW YORK (AP) -- The imprisoned son of actor Michael Douglas has
been sentenced to spend 4 1/2 years in prison beyond the five years he already is serving for drug offenses.
The sentence was announced Wednesday by federal Judge Richard
Berman in Manhattan. The judge criticized the government for being
too lenient on Douglas after he repeatedly violated prison rules by
arranging to get drugs. The judge said the violations included four
instances in which a lawyer smuggled drugs into prison for Douglas
in her bra.
The 32-year-old Douglas asked the judge to give him another chance at treatment. Berman recommended he be sent to a prison facility that can offer him drug treatment and mental health care.
Douglas was first arrested in July 2009 for dealing methamphetamine from a high-end Manhattan hotel.
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