Libby Ordered to Prison While Awaiting Appeal

A federal judge has refused to delay the prison sentence of former White House aide Lewis Libby.

Libby was sentenced to 30 months for lying to a grand jury and FBI investigators about the leak of a CIA operative's identity. His lawyers asked Judge Reggie Walton to allow Libby to remain free pending appeal, but Walton said Libby must report on whatever date is set by the Bureau of Prisons.

That usually takes some weeks, which the judge says is enough time to ask the appeals court for a stay of his order.



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