Chief U.S. District Judge Aubrey E. Robinson Jr. has denied a request by the wife of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Jay Pollard to reduce her five-year prison sentence to time served.
Anne Henderson-Pollard had asked Robinson to reduce her sentence to the time she has served for being an accessory after the fact to possession of secret U.S. military documents and conspiring to receive embezzled government property.
Robinson denied Henderson-Pollard's request on Wednesday, according to court documents, but he has not yet ruled on the request of her husband for a reduction in his life sentence with no parole.
Henderson-Pollard, who along with her husband was sentenced on March 4, is expected to serve 40 to 52 months in prison before she is released.
James F. Hibey, Henderson-Pollard's attorney, said yesterday that he was "terribly disappointed" by Robinson's decision. "I really thought that because of her medical condition, she might be released," Hibey said.
Henderson-Pollard suffers from a rare digestive ailment. Hibey said she is unable to receive proper treatment at the federal prison in Lexington, Ky., where she is being held. Hibey said Henderson-Pollard was sent to the Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis last week for tests, but that he had not yet received a report from the clinic.