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Ex-Duke lacrosse prosecutor reports to jail

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DURHAM (AP) -- Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong reported to jail today to serve a 24-hour sentence for contempt.

The former prosecutor is spending a day in jail for his handling of the now-discredited rape case against three Duke University lacrosse players.

Nifong resigned after being disbarred. A judge found Nifong in contempt last week for lying to the court during a hearing in the case last fall.

Superior Court Judge W. Osmond Smith the Third could have sentenced Nifong to as many as 30 days in jail and given him a fine as high as $500.

Nifong would not talk to reporters when he arrived. Some supporters carried signs of support. A few hecklers were also there, one shouting "Justice works."

One Duke team member not charge, Tom Clute, snapped pictures as Nifong walked into the jail.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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