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Former Casey Anthony lawyer sentenced in drug case

Posted: 5:33 AM, Jun 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-08 09:33:21Z

NEW YORK (AP) — A disbarred lawyer who once represented Casey Anthony has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiring to fly a plane filled with $13 million worth of cocaine from Ecuador to Honduras.

Todd Macaluso was sentenced on Thursday. The San Diego, California, resident was convicted in Brooklyn federal court of participating in an international cocaine distribution conspiracy.

He also was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.

Following his conviction last November, defense lawyer Michael Gold, told the Daily News that Macaluso "looks forward to being vindicated in future proceedings."

The 55-year-old Macaluso was on Anthony's defense team between 2009 and 2010. In 2011, Anthony was acquitted in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, in a high-profile Florida case.