Ex-Whistleblower Counsel Gets 1 Month For Contempt

Law360, New York (March 31, 2011, 7:46 PM EDT) -- A judge Wednesday sentenced Scott J. Bloch, the controversial former head of the federal whistleblower protection program, to one month in prison on a criminal contempt charge for withholding information from a congressional committee.

Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia also sentenced Bloch to one year of supervised release and 200 hours of community service, declining to impose a fine but ordering Bloch to pay for the costs of his supervision.

Bloch pled guilty in April to...
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