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Polanski’s attorney asks judge to sentence client in absentia

LOS ANGELES — Roman Polanski’s attorney said April 25 he will again ask a judge to sentence the Oscar-winning fugitive filmmaker in absentia in connection with his 1977 guilty plea to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl. “We’ll make another motion for him to be sentenced in absentia,” Polanski’s attorney, Harland Braun, told reporters Read More…

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Judge rejects sentencing request in Polanski case

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles judge April 3 rejected a request by Roman Polanski’s attorney for a determination that the Oscar-winning filmmaker has already served more than enough time behind bars in connection with his 1977 guilty to plea to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl. Defense attorney Harland Braun filed court papers Read More…