Former Congressman Gary Condit writes book about Chandra Levy case

Gary Condit breaks his silence on Levy case

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Former California Congressman Gary Condit spoke out about the Chandra Levy case nearly 15 years later.

In a Doctor Phil exclusive, Gary Condit talked about his new book, “Actual Malice,” a 400-page political crime thriller.

He blasted D.C. police and investigators who failed to find her real killer, focusing instead on him and his alleged affair with the 24-year-old.

Investigators said Condit admitted to having a relationship with Levy, but he publicly denied that, though she visited his condo at least twice. 

“People want to make something special about that,” he said on Dr. Phil.

When Dr. Phil interjected, “Did police make a big deal out of it, or try to?” Condit said, “Absolutely.”

In 2010, Ingmar Guandique – a man already jailed for similar attacks on women – was found guilty of Chandra’s murder and sentenced to 60 years behind bars.

Prosecutors had to throw out that conviction though because the cellmate who testified that Guandique confessed later said he lied.

“As you know we had to dismiss the charges and consider it now an open matter and hope that one-day justice will be achieved,” said U.S. Attorney for D.C. Channing Phillips.

Condit’s new tell all book “really has no affect at all,” he said.

“We never want to see publicity on an open matter but this is a free country, with the first amendment and we just deal with it.”


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