Convicted perjurer I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby has been sentenced to 30 months in prison, a $250,000 fine and two years of probation, pending appeal and the inevitable pardon.


Mr Libby remains free pending a hearing scheduled for next week on his appeal.

There has been speculation that President George W. Bush might pardon Libby but the White House said it would not intervene in the case given that the appeals process was still underway, Reuters news agency reported.

Mr Libby is the highest-ranking White House official convicted in a government scandal since the Iran-Contra affair in the mid-1980s, when Ronald Reagan was president.

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