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Convicted Former White House Top Aide Pays Fine


Former top White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who was convicted in a CIA leak case, has paid the $250,000 fine he was ordered to pay.

Libby paid the fine Thursday.

Earlier this week, President Bush commuted Libby's 30-month prison sentence, but he had to pay the fine and he will be on probation for two years.

The former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney was convicted in March of lying to a grand jury investigating who exposed the identity of an undercover operative for the Central Intelligence Agency.

The now-retired CIA agent, Valerie Plame, is married to former diplomat Joseph Wilson, who openly criticized the Bush administration about its reasons for invading Iraq in 2003.