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US lawyer says Assange faces decades in prison if convicted

Jill Lawless
September 14, 2020

Eric Lewis was quoted in AP on the extradition hearing of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Attorney Eric Lewis, appearing as a defense witness, said the scope of the indictment pointed to “a very aggressive approach to sentencing on the part of the government.”

“All signs point to a very long sentence, measured in many decades,” said Lewis, a senior partner at Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss in Washington, DC.

“We are looking at a sentence somewhere between 20 years, if everything goes brilliantly, to 175 years, which the government could easily ask for,” he said.

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