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Ambrose Found Guilty on Two Counts, Acquitted on Two Counts

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Apr 28, 2009 9:20PM

The John Ambrose trial - the case of a former deputy U.S. Marshal who was accused of leaking information to the Chicago Outfit - has come to an end and Ambrose has been found guilty of one count of theft of information and one count of illegal disclosure of information; he was also acquitted on two charges of lying to federal authorities.

Ambrose leaked secret government information about Nicholas Calabrese, who cooperated with government officials in the Family Secrets trials, that wound up in the hands of other mob members. Prosecutors alleged this is the first time such a leak has happened in the history of the Witness Protection Program. No word of Ambrose's sentencing date.

One juror was dismissed with the (non-swine) flu this morning, meaning the jury reached its verdict with one less than usual, which is allowable. [CBN, Sun-Times]