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James Boasberg James E. Boasberg during his confirmation hearing in 2010. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi / ALM

A former FBI lawyer avoided prison time Friday after pleading guilty to doctoring an email that federal authorities relied on during the Russia investigation to renew surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser, as a federal judge sentenced him to a year of probation.

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C. Ryan Barber

C. Ryan Barber, based in Washington, covers government affairs and regulatory compliance. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @cryanbarber

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