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Lawyer comes forward as source of tape that led to contempt conviction for RI reporter

[JURIST] Defense lawyer Joseph Bevilacqua Jr. has acknowledged that he leaked an FBI videotape to Providence, Rhode Island TV reporter Jim Taricani. Taricani was found guilty for criminal contempt for refusing to reveal the source of the tape and was scheduled to be sentenced next week to up to six months jail time. Bevilacqua has said that he did not request that his name be kept confidential, but Taricani said Wednesday that "I would never have jeopardized my health and reputation and put my family and my company through this ordeal if my source had not required a promise of confidentiality." AP has more.

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