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Ex-whistle-blower protector conviction overturned
Judge overturns conviction, month-long jail sentence of ex-government whistle-blower protector
By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' A federal judge has overturned the conviction and monthlong jail sentence of the former government whistle-blower protector who pleaded guilty to keeping information from congressional investigators.

Judge Royce Lamberth has ruled that a magistrate judge "abused her discretion" by refusing to let President George W. Bush's former special counsel, Scott Bloch, withdraw his guilty plea with the support of prosecutors. Both sides said they reached a plea agreement with the understanding that his plea to a misdemeanor would allow him the possibility of probation.

But U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson ruled that the plea required that he spend a month in jail. Bloch appealed her ruling to Lamberth, who is the chief of the U.S. District Court in Washington.

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