June 5th, 2007
11:54 AM ET
3 years ago

Libby sentenced to 30 months in prison

CNN's Brianna Kielar report on Libby's sentence.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in prison for lying to investigators about what he told reporters about CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson, whose name was leaked to the media in 2003.

He also has been fined $250,000.

Libby was convicted March 6 of four counts in a five-count indictment alleging perjury, obstruction of justice and making false statements to FBI investigators. He plans to appeal the verdict.

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  1. jeff, san francisco ca

    What a joke. Prison for lying about a non-crime. And Fitzgereald knew the identity of the "leaker" the whole time!

    June 5, 2007 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  2. Jeremy, Mt.Vernon IN

    What I love Is Jeffrey Toobin saying that 30 months is a long time for Libby to be at club Fed.
    Ask the black teenager that got 10 years for possession if 30 months in min. security is enough given the importance of Libby's crime to his.
    .

    June 5, 2007 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  3. Janet Kenny, Ontario Canada

    You know what is to bad, we as a population where put through watching it on T.V just to find out what we knew. He was guilty. Just what we expected a slap on the wrist, please don't say you where surprised. Don't forget some people are untouchable.

    June 5, 2007 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  4. Richard, DC

    If it IS a joke then...

    Why did Libby have to repeatedly lie? Obviously he was trying to protect someone. He does not have the authority to conduct actions without being given specific directions.

    Libby is just the fall guy and a scapegoat. He did what he had to do, and took the blame.

    June 5, 2007 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  5. Richard Dupont, Washington

    The saddest thing about this is that because of Libby's lies/non-information is that we may never know who REALLY outed a covert CIA agent. Shame on Mr. Libby.

    June 5, 2007 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |