Judge Amy Berman Jackson has sentenced Roger Stone to 3 years and 4 months in prison for for “lying,” and “witness tampering”
Roger Stone was convicted in November on seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress on charges that stemmed from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
BREAKING: Judge sentences Roger Stone to 3 years, 4 months in prison for impeding Trump-Russia investigation— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) February 20, 2020
She also charged Stone with a $20,000 fine.
Stone will serve the time for each count concurrently. Judge now laying out further requirements, including the turning over of tax returns and other records. Turns over custody to the Southern District of Florida, but Jackson maintains jurisdiction on the case.— Bill Rehkopf (@BillRehkopf) February 20, 2020
Jackson also gives 24 months of supervised release per each count, once sentence is served. Jackson defers execution of sentence, giving Stone chance to appeal for a new trial. Court is adjourned.— Bill Rehkopf (@BillRehkopf) February 20, 2020
During Stone’s sentencing hearing, President Trump himself weighed in, questioning the “fairness” of prosecuting his former associate. It follows widespread speculation of a possible pardon for Stone.
“’They say Roger Stone lie to Congress.’ @CNN. OH, I see, but so did Comey (and he also leaked classified information, for which almost everyone, other than Crooked Hillary Clinton, goes to jail for a long time), and so did Andy McCabe, who also lied to the FBI! FAIRNESS?” he tweeted.
The case doesn’t end with Thursday’s sentencing: Earlier this week, Jackson indicated she would sentence Roger Stone as planned on Thursday but could delay the implementation of the sentence until after she decides whether to grant the defense’s motion for a new trial over claims of juror bias.
Meanwhile, Comey, Brennan, McCabe, Hillary, Rosenstein, and Mueller himself lied to Congress under oath but face no charges.
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