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Judge Refuses Stay of Libby Sentence

Posted Jun 14, 2007 3:07 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A federal judge says he will not delay a prison sentence for former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby while he appeals his conviction for lying to investigators.

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton made the ruling today after revealing he had received threatening letters and calls following his decision to sentence Libby to 30 months in jail.

The Associated Press reports Libby may have to report to prison within six to eight weeks unless an appeals court issues a stay.

Libby was convicted of lying to investigators probing the leak of a CIA agent’s identity.


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