GWEILO DIARIES SAYS that some other bloggers need to be careful about who they call felons, lest they face a libel suit. The actual likelihood of such a suit seems low to me, but it is bad form to call people felons when they’re not, and it appears that Gweilo is right. But a quick google search shows that quite a few others have made the same mistake, and I suspect that they may have gotten the idea from this article in Insight magazine, dated today.