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A disgraced former North Carolina prosecutor was sentenced to one day in jail after being held in criminal contempt of court on Friday for lying to a judge when pursuing rape charges against three falsely accused Duke University lacrosse players.

Former Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong, who had already been stripped of his law license and had resigned from office, faced up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $500 when he was sentenced by Superior Court Judge W. Osmond Smith III.

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