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Libby gets two and a-half years

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former White House aide Lewis Libby has been sentenced to two and a-half years in prison for perjury and obstruction of justice in the CIA leak case.

Libby stood calmly as a federal judge said the evidence had overwhelmingly proven his guilt. The judge said people in positions like the one Libby held -- as chief of staff to Vice President Cheney -- "have a special obligation to not do anything that might create a problem."

Libby was convicted in March of lying and obstructing an investigation into the 2003 leak of C-I-A operative Valerie Plame's identity.

Libby has maintained his innocence and is appealing his conviction.

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