Monday, July 2, 2007

D.C. Circuit Denies Libby Bail Pending Appeal

The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals denied the expedited motion of I. Lewis Libby for bail pending appeal of his convictions on perjury, obstruction of justice, and false statement charges (see earlier post here).  Libby's name is already listed on the Bureau of Prisons website under its "Inmate Locator" under Register Number 28301-016, which likely means they are preparing for his placement in the federal correctional system.  Possible locations near Washington, D.C., where his family lives, include the Morgantown, West Virginia, FCI, which currently houses former Representative Bob Ney of Ohio.  Other possibilities are the FCI in Cumberland, Maryland, where former lobbyist Jack Abramoff is serving his term, or Petersburg, Virginia, which has a minimum security camp.  Of course, there is also pressure being put on President Bush to issue a pardon for Libby, which would eliminate his going to prison and negate his appeal.  An AP story (here) discusses the D.C. Circuit's decision. (ph)

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