Former Trump Adviser George Papadopoulos Sentenced To 14 Days In Prison For Lying To FBI
By Matthew Mosk, Kaitlyn Folmer, Pierre Thomas – ABC News // September 8, 2018
pleaded guilty in October to making false statements to FBI agents
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(ABC NEWS) – George Papadopoulos, the novice, unpaid foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump who rose to prominence when he became the first former campaign adviser arrested as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian-influence probe, was sentenced Friday to 14 days incarceration, one year of supervised release, 200 hours of community service and $9,500 fine.
Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in October to making false statements to FBI agents about his correspondence with Russian nationals and attempts to arrange a meeting between the campaign and Russian officials.
The 31-year-old energy scholar, who in 2016 attempted his maiden venture into electoral politics, eventually became the first former Trump adviser to agree to cooperate with the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.
Papadopoulos’ lawyer, Thomas Breen, told the court Friday that his client’s cooperation had earned him probation, saying he was “unsophisticated, he was naive and he was a fool.”
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