Reporter sentenced to six months home confinement for not revealing source

[JURIST] Jim Taricani, a Rhode Island TV reporter convicted last month for refusing to reveal who leaked him an FBI video of a politician taking a bribe, was sentenced Thursday to six months home confinement. US District Judge Ernest Torres commented that Taricini's health - he is a heart transplant patient and is on medication to avoid organ rejection - was the only reason why he was not sentenced to a prison term. Taricini's TV station, NBC 10 in Providence, has posted his complete sentencing transcript [PDF]. AP has more.

 

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