Judiciary

Libby Judge Threatened

Posted Jun 14, 2007 2:20 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A federal judge says he received threats of harm after sentencing former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby to 30 months in prison.

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton disclosed the threats as he began a hearing today into whether Libby may remain free pending appeal, the Associated Press reports.

"I received a number of angry, harassing mean-spirited phone calls and letters," Walton said. "Some of those were wishing bad things on me and my family."

Libby, the former chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted for lying to investigators about what he told reporters regarding CIA agent Valerie Wilson, whose identity was leaked.

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