A federal judge has scheduled a hearing to review the five-year prison sentence given to former Bridgeport state Sen. Ernest E. Newton II.
The panel wants the judge to explain how he arrived at a 60-month sentence when the 2003 federal sentencing guidelines calculation called for only a 33- to 41-month term.
For example, why did Newton get five years in the slammer when John Rowland got a stern lecture and twenty minutes in the corner to think about what he did?
"Judge to review corruption sentence of former state senator." Associated Press 4 December, 2006.