Cameron Douglas, son of actor Michael Douglas has been sentenced to five years in prison for dealing drugs. The 31-year-old was handed the sentence in New York today with the judge, Richard Berman, telling him it is his “last chance to make it.”
Cameron was given only half of the ten-year sentence he was facing, with credit for eight months already served. Michael and his ex-wife, Diandra Douglas, were both at the sentencing to their support.
Cameron spoke at the sentencing:
“I apologise to my family and my loved ones for putting them through this nightmare of my making.”
He added: “I ask for an opportunity to be a role model to my younger brothers and sisters.”
Cameron was arrested in a New York hotel in 2009 and later pleaded guilty to possession and dealing methamphetamine and cocaine. Members of the family submitted letters to the judge, asking for leniency. The judge said he had taken the letters into account, but too many treated Cameron as a victim.
The judge also slapped Cameron with $25,000 in fines and sentenced him to serve 450 hours of community service.
What do you think of the sentence? Fair? Too lenient?
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