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Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 02/ 3/2011

Bush whistle-blower protector faces jail

By Spencer S. Hsu

A federal judge has ruled that the former head of a federal whistle-blower protection office could face at least one month in prison for withholding information from congressional investigators, a decision that could derail a plea deal with prosecutors.

Scott J. Bloch pleaded guilty in April to criminal contempt of Congress for withholding that he ordered private technicians to "scrub" computer files at the Office of Special Counsel in December 2006.

His sentencing was set for last July, but it was postponed after watchdog groups criticized an arrangement in which Bloch admitted guilt to a single misdemeanor charge that carries a sentence of up to six months in prison, and prosecutors did not oppose his request for probation.

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By Spencer S. Hsu  | February 3, 2011; 12:16 PM ET
Categories:  Administration, Oversight  
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