By Samantha Day • 20 February 2020 • 18:44
Roger Stone, a longtime showman, political strategist and friend of President Donald Trump’s, has been sentenced to six years in prison for obstructing Russia investigation.
Roger Stone has been sentenced to spend three years and four months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release.
Stone was convicted last fall of lying to Congress and threatening a witness regarding his efforts for Trump’s 2016 campaign.
The sentencing is the culmination of an intense week that provoked Twitter fury from Trump and a reckoning within the Justice Department, leading a prosecutor to declare Thursday: “This prosecution is righteous.”
The former Trump associate will also be required to pay a $20,000 fine.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Stone to 40 months on the first charge and concurrent sentences on the sixth other charges.
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