Ronald Isley's appeal is denied

From the Associated Press

An appellate court has upheld Ronald Isley's 37-month federal prison sentence for tax evasion.

The three-judge panel rejected the 66-year-old R&B; singer's argument that his sentence was unreasonable due to his age, poor health and lack of proof that the federal prison system can provide him adequate healthcare.

In its ruling, the appellate court said the trial judge was correct in sentencing and "best balanced the need to sanction Mr. Isley's 'pathological' tax evasion against the need to accommodate Mr. Isley's poor health."

Isley, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is incarcerated at the Terre Haute Federal Corrections Institution in Indiana.

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