Justice Ash jailed for obstructing federal investigation of misconduct


A federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday sentenced Caribbean-born jurist Sylvia G. Ash to 15 months in prison for conspiracy to obstruct justice, obstruction of justice and making a false statement to a federal agent.

US District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, of Manhattan federal court, imposed the sentence on Ash, 64, a Brooklyn who was born in Trinidad and Tobago to Grenadian and Vincentian parents.