DURHAM, N.C. -
Mike Nifong, the disgraced former Durham County district attorney, was held in criminal contempt of court Friday for lying to a judge when pursuing rape charges against three falsely accused Duke University lacrosse players.
Superior Court Judge W. Osmond Smith III sentenced Nifong, who has already been stripped of his law license and has resigned from office, to a single day in jail.
One day of jail time is a wrist slap. However, Nifong has suffered some real consequences for his deception as a result of loss of his office and his law license.