Conviction of a Bush Aide Is Overturned

"A federal judge on Wednesday overturned the conviction and monthlong jail sentence of a special counsel to President George W. Bush who pleaded guilty to keeping information from Congressional investigators. Judge Royce C. Lamberth ruled a magistrate judge “abused her discretion” by refusing to support a plea deal between prosecutors and the aide, Scott J. Bloch, in which he admitted his guilt with the understanding he would not go to jail. The case involved Mr. Bloch’s statements to investigators about why he had information scrubbed from his computer while he was under investigation for allegations involving his work as head of the federal agency responsible for protecting the rights of federal workers and ensuring that government whistle-blowers are not subjected to reprisals. "

Bloch had issued orders that made it OSC policy not to act on gay and lesbian discrimination complaints. Then he lied about it.

I guess now he’ll have the chance to plead guilty.

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