Jailed journalist Wolf to be freed

by David Kravets, Associated Press

A freelance videographer who has been jailed longer than any other journalist in U.S. history for refusing to testify to a grand jury is expected to be freed, his attorneys said Tuesday.

Joshua Wolf, 24, could be freed as soon as Tuesday after the unaired videotape that he had refused to give federal authorities was posted online, said defense lawyer David Greene.

"Joshua Wolf has complied with the grand jury subpoena," prosecutor Jeffrey Finigan said in court papers filed Tuesday.

Wolf spent more than seven months in a federal prison in Dublin, California, after refusing a subpoena to turn over videotape he shot of a chaotic 2005 San Francisco street protest against the G-8 summit happening a continent away in Scotland.

The government was investigating how a San Francisco police officer got his skull fractured during the melee and the alleged torching of a police car.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who has jailed Wolf for 226 days, needs to approve his release, Greene said.

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