Libby found guilty in CIA leak trial

Not exactly 9/11-related news but definitely interesting from an impeachment-ish POV:


Published: Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Libby found guilty in CIA leak trial

By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN and MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writers 3 minutes ago

Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was convicted Tuesday of obstruction, perjury and lying to the FBI in an investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's identity.

Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was accused of lying and obstructing the investigation into the 2003 leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity to reporters.

He was acquitted of one count of lying to the FBI.

Libby had little reaction to the verdict. He stood expressionless as the jury left the room. His lawyer, Theodore Wells, said they were "very disappointed" with the verdict.

The verdict was read on the 10th day of deliberations. Libby faces up to 30 years in prison, though under federal sentencing guidelines likely will receive far less.

Student acquitted in 9/11 perjury case

Student acquitted in 9/11 perjury case

Last Updated: Friday, November 17, 2006 | 9:02 PM ET
CBC News

A second jury has found a San Diego college student linked to two of the Sept. 11 hijackers not guilty on all counts of perjury, ending a legal battle that began just 10 days after the attacks.

Osama Awadallah, 26, broke out in a broad smile as the verdict was read Friday in Manhattan federal court, then turned and beamed at his father crying in the audience. Jurors had begun deliberating Thursday.

"I knew that justice would prevail," he said to reporters. "My goal will be to continue to be a very good citizen in this country."

Awadallah would been convicted last spring had a lone juror not held out for acquittal, forcing a mistrial.

The 21-year-old college student showed up on investigators' radar just days after the 9/11 attacks. His first name and a phone number were found on a scrap of paper in a car parked at Dulles Airport near Washington, a car that had been driven there by Nawaf al Hazmi, one of the 19 hijackers.

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