Former Special Counsel Scott Bloch faces up to six months in prison for withholding information from a House of Representatives committee, but federal prosecutors said this week the government is not opposed to a sentence of probation.

Bloch, who practices at Washington, D.C.’s Tarone & McLaughlin, pleaded guilty in April to one count of criminal contempt of Congress for not disclosing the nature and extent of his instructions that a private company erase files from his government-issued computer and the computers of two other Office of Special Counsel employees.

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