Lewis Libby

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Lewis "Scooter" Libby was former Chief of Staff and assistant for National Security Affairs to Dick Cheney during the Bush II administration. He resigned 2005-10-28 after being indicted on criminal felony charges for obstruction of justice, perjury (2 counts), and making false statements (2 counts); he was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, a fine of $250,000, and two years of supervised release.

President George W. Bush commuted Libby's sentence on 2007-07-02, leaving in place the felony conviction, the $250,000 fine, and the terms of probation, but removing the jail time and causing considerable controversy.

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