Ex-Whistleblower Counsel Can't Avoid Jail

Law360, New York (February 3, 2011, 1:09 PM EST) -- A federal judge has ruled that the former head of the federal whistleblower protection office must spend at least a month in jail, rather than get off with probation, after admitting to withholding information from a congressional committee.

Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said Wednesday that Scott Bloch, the head of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel under President George W. Bush, could not use his plea agreement to avoid the minimum jail time mandated by...
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