Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Michael Douglas' Son Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

Cameron Douglas and Michael Douglas

Cameron Douglas, the son of Hollywood actor, Michael Douglas, has been sentenced to 5-years in prison on drug dealing charges. Many believe the judge gave him below the mandatory 10-years, due to his dad's celebrity.

Hopefully, Douglas junior will use this opportunity to detox and regain control of his life. His family has battled drug issues for years, but when he was cut off from his dad's money, out of concerns it was fueling his drug habit, he became a dealer.

Michael Douglas' son gets 5-year prison sentence

By TOM HAYS (AP) – 1 hour ago - NEW YORK — A judge sentenced Michael Douglas' son to five years in prison Tuesday for dealing methamphetamine from a trendy Manhattan hotel, calling it his "last chance to make it."

U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman announced the sentence after hearing 31-year-old Cameron Douglas ask for mercy as his Academy Award-winning father and mother, Diandra, listened behind him in a packed courtroom...

Did Michael Douglas' Son Get Celeb Treatment With Reduced Sentence?

Today 1:33 PM PDT - Sure, having a movie star father may have contributed to getting Cameron Douglas into this legal mess. But it also seems to have helped get him out of it.

Michael Douglas' son was sentenced to five years in prison today, just half of what is otherwise (like, for offenders without famous relatives) a minimum—yes, minimum—10-year term.