Michael Douglas’s Son Sentenced to 60 Months in Jail

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In happier times. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Cameron Douglas, Michael Douglas’s son, will be heading to prison for five years, despite the best efforts of his famous father, who wrote a handwritten note to the judge asking for leniency and claiming his son is sober now. Cameron, 31, was arrested in June 2009 on charges of conspiring to distribute meth and cocaine, and could have faced up to ten years in jail. When announcing the ruling in Manhattan Federal Court today, federal judge Richard Berman said that many of the letters he received portrayed Cameron as a victim: “Get over that idea,” he said. [NYDN]