Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Libby found guilty on 4 of 5 counts

The jury, after 10 days of deliberation, found I. Lewis Libby, former Chief of Staff for Vice President Cheney, guilty of 4 counts: obstruction of justice, false statements (in regards to a conversation with NBC's Tim Russert), perjury (in regards to same conversation), perjury (in regards to other reporters, including Time magazine report Matthew Cooper). He was found innocent of false statements in regards to a conversation with Cooper.

In case you haven't heard the background, Libby has been found guilty of misleading FBI agents investigating the leaking of the identity of Valerie Plame, a former CIA agent, who was married to former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV.

The verdict form filled out by the jury is not on at U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, but you can see a copy obtained by the Washington Post. Judge Reggie B. Walton will now have to make a ruling on sentencing.

Want to read more? Check out the Washington Post's "Libby Found Guilty in CIA Leak Case." On the same page as this article you can also find information such as the inditment and evidence in the case.

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