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Mueller Recommends Up To Six Months In Prison For Ex-Trump Campaign Aide Papadopoulos

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Mueller Recommends Up To Six Months In Prison For Ex-Trump Campaign Aide Papadopoulos




Special counsel Robert Mueller has recommended that former Trump campaign staffer George Papadopoulos be sentenced to zero to six months in prison and face a fine of $9,500 for lying to federal investigators.

In a Friday court filing, Mueller stated that those penalties “are warranted and appropriate” for Papadopoulos’s conduct in lying to investigators.

“The defendant knew the questions he was asked by the FBI were important, and he knew his answers were false at the time he gave them. His lies negatively affected the FBI’s Russia investigation, and prevented the FBI from effectively identifying and confronting witnesses in a timely fashion,” the court document states.

Papadopoulos reached a plea agreement with Mueller’s team last year. He is set to be sentenced in September.









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