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Michael Douglas’ son sentenced to 5 years in prison

Earlier we reported that Michael Douglas’ son Cameron Douglas was in a downward spiral into darkness. He was arrested and pleaded guilty for playing the role of a methamphetamine trafficker and was facing up to 10 years in prison. Just last week the judge turned down the request for Cameron to be sentenced in secret, which only continued the downward spiral.

Now TMZ reports that he has just been sentenced to five years in prison. In addition, they report that he has been ordered to pay $25,000 in fines and have to serve over 450 hours in community service. But that’s not the end of it. Once he is released from prison, he will have to spend an additional five years in a supervised program.

U.S. District judge Richard Berman was kind to Douglas. Federal guidelines suggested a minimum 10 year sentence. But Berman said from the start of the proceedings that he didn’t have follow those guidelines and could give less of a sentence. Michael Douglas, present in court, was no doubt relieved.

Still, Berman was not that impressed with the 37 letters he received from Cameron’s friends and family. Mostly the letters, from Michael Douglas, his mother and others including a 1st grade teacher, Berman observed, stressed that Cameron had had a tough childhood and shouldn’t be made an example.

The judge said, “We must get over the theme that Cameron Douglas is a victim.” The judge said the letters “paid lip service,” were “barrow” and “misguided.”

It looks like he has a long road to recovery ahead of him.

To read more go to Showbiz411.com.

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  • April 20, 2010 | Permalink |

    wow, well he should be lucky he didn’t get 10 years….

  • April 20, 2010 | Permalink |

    seriously, if he wasn’t the child of a star i’m sure the punishment would have been worse

  • April 20, 2010 | Permalink |

    Guess his full “disclosure” of his “basic instinct” to do dugs came “shining through” . IIf he doen’t leave that “traffic”ked stuff alone, he’s gonna end up in a “coma”. Just some words of growth.

  • April 20, 2010 | Permalink |

    I thought I had a pretty good command of the English language. But can someone tell me what ‘barrow’ means.

  • April 20, 2010 | Permalink |

    “Barrow” as used here means “to serve one’s interest.” In other words, the facts were skewed to create a one-sided story. Obviously the judge must have laughed at the “tough childhood” defense considering his famous and rich dad and grandfather. There were problems at home when he grew up. His mom and dad got divorced because according to his mom, his dad was a womanizer who was never around. But in lieu of that he did have money and many famous friends which sort of takes the edge off the crappy dad thing. Also, Cameron is 32 years old now, he should have got over it and certainly had enough money to go to a shrink, very difficult to be wearing the “abused child” tag.

  • April 20, 2010 | Permalink |

    …..also, his step-mom Catherine Zeta-Jones is only nine years older than Cameron. If he was smart he would have offered baby-sitting her kids, crying on her shoulder a bit about how his daddy didn’t love him, and as befitting and really good soap opera, bedded his step-mom before Daddy Dearest was any the wiser. But nooooooooo, Cameron had to deal drugs on the street. He had everything accessible but was such a loser. If Catherine Zeta-Jones were my step-mom you can believe I could figure out how to at least swim a few naked laps with her in the hot tub.

  • April 20, 2010 | Permalink |

    hahaha good… glad the rich boy gets to serve some time. Dumbass…

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