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.
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