Ex-Bush Official Scott Bloch Will Stay Out of Jail Pending Appeal

Scott Bloch, the former Bush administration official who was sentenced to a month in prison for contempt of Congress in connection with his use of ‘Geeks On Call’ to scrub his government computer, can remain free pending an appeal, a judge ruled Wednesday.Mike Scarcella of the National Law Journal reports:

Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson of Washington’s federal trial court said this evening in a ruling (PDF) that the one-month prison sentence is stayed. Bloch, who led the Office of the Special Counsel, pleaded guilty to the charge in April 2010 in Washington federal district court.

Check out TPM’s full coverage of the Bloch case here.