Self-Help Guru Gets Prison in 'Sweat Lodge' Death Case

November 18, 2011 Updated Nov 18, 2011 at 7:56 PM EDT

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Self-Help Guru Gets Prison in 'Sweat Lodge' Death Case

November 18, 2011 Updated Nov 18, 2011 at 7:56 PM EDT

According to the Arizona Republic, self-help author James Arthur Ray was sentenced Friday to two years in prison after being convicted in June of negligent homicide charges stemming from the deaths of three people at a sweat-lodge ceremony in Arizona in Oct. 2009.

Ray, 53,  must serve 85 percent of the sentence before being eligible to be relased, according to the Arizona Republic story. He must also pay more than $57,000 in restitution, according to the report.

Read the Arizona Republic story HERE.