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Libby gets 2 1/2 years

Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney, was sentanced to 30 months in prison Tuesday for his role in the leaking of a CIA officer's name to the media. Libby was convicted of lying to federal investigators about his knowledge in the case, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.

A U.S. District Court Judge who sentanced Libby imposed the strict prison penalty and a financial penalty of $250,000, also saying he thought Libby "got off course" during his time at the White House.

Libby, a prominent Washington lawyer, resigned from his job at the White House in October, 2005 after being indicted in the leak. A federal jury found Libby guitly of four felonies in March, including perjury and obstruction of justice.