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Mitchelson guilty

The divorce lawyer Marvin Mitchelson, who represented such celebrities as Joan Collins, Sonny Bono and Bianca Jagger and made 'palimony' a household word, was sentenced on Monday to 30 months in prison for tax evasion, Reuter reports from Los Angeles. Mitchelson, a flamboyant 64-year-old attorney, was also ordered to pay dollars 2.1m ( pounds 1.4m) in restitution, the amount he was found, during a federal trial in February, to have concealed on his tax returns from 1983 to 1986. He blamed the problems on his accountant.