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Trump associate Roger Stone sentenced to 3 years, 4 months in prison for lying to Congress

12:35, Friday, 21 February, 2020
Trump associate Roger Stone sentenced to 3 years, 4 months in prison for lying to Congress

Longtime Republican campaign adviser Roger Stone, a friend of President Donald Trump's, was sentenced to three years, four months in federal prison Thursday for obstructing a congressional investigation of Russia's 2016 presidential election meddling."He was not prosecuted, as some have complained, for standing up for the president. He was prosecuted for covering up for the president," U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said before she handed down her sentence of 40 months, a $20,000 fine, two years of probation and 250 hours of community service.Trump has called Stone's prosecution a "disgrace," but Jackson disagreed. "There was nothing unfair, phony or disgraceful about the investigation or the prosecution," she said."At his core, Mr. Stone is an insecure person who craves and recklessly pursues attention. Nothing about this case was a joke. It wasn't funny," the judge said.

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