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Justice Officials Face Inquiry Over Testimony in Arms Case

The Justice Department is investigating accusations that current and former department officials provided false testimony in the case of a former C.I.A. officer who was convicted of selling tons of explosives to Libya, a department document says. The department has also decided not to appeal a decision by a federal judge in Texas who threw out the conviction in 1983 of the Central Intelligence Agency officer, Edwin P. Wilson, in a scathing review of the government’s conduct, Mr. Wilson’s lawyer, David Adler of Houston, said. The decision not to appeal means that Mr. Wilson, who was at the center of an arms-dealing scandal 20 years ago, could be released from federal prison as early as February, Mr. Adler said. Mr. Wilson has been in prison more than 20 years on three convictions. Full Story

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