Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Scooter Sets Record

Former White House aide Scooter Libby has set a record for White House felons -- longest sentence and biggest fine since Watergate.

At 30 months and $250,000 in fines, Mr Libby comes in at nearly twice the time as David Safavian (also with the current Bush administration) and fined nearly three times as much as Webb Hubbell (from the Clinton administration).

The Washington Post has a chart of the stiffest White House sentences of the Bush II, Clinton, Reagan, and Nixon years.

You have to go back to the team of Erlichman and Halderman's maximum 8 year sentences to find one stiffer. Though both only served 18 month sentences. (WaPo)

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