George Papadopoulos: Ex-Trump advisor jailed in Russian Federation inquiry

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Papadopoulos was also sentenced to 13 months supervised released, 200 hours community service and a $9,500 fine.

The charges he pleaded guilty to carry a maximum sentence of up to 5 years in prison, but prosecutors had recommended just 6 months, citing his extensive cooperation.

Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos leaves after his sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., September 7, 2018.

However by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he placed "self interest over the national interest", Moss said.

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The Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russian Federation investigation will find out Friday whether he will be going to prison for lying to the FBI.

The lawyers portrayed Papadopoulos as "out of his depth" as a foreign policy adviser for a candidate for whom he had "unbridled loyalty".

George Papadopoulos, 31, told the court in Washington DC he was a "patriotic American" who made a mistake by lying.

Papadopoulos, who was initially interrogated on January 27, 2017 by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents regarding his work for the Trump campaign, was arrested at Washington-Dulles International Airport on July 27, 2017 and arraigned the following day.




Former Donald Trump presidential campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos could have been given a bigger sentence.

His mother said on Friday that she "still supports" Trump.

Russian Federation has denied United States allegations that it interfered in the campaign, while Trump has regularly lashed out against the sprawling probe he dubs a "witch hunt" driven by his Democratic foes.

Thomas Breen, Papadopoulos's lawyer, admitted that his client had been "naive" and "a fool", but he also cast blame on President Trump.

One individual was a Russian woman who Papadopoulos believed had connections to the Russian government. The FBI canceled the meeting when it discovered that Mr. Papadopoulos had sat down for a media interview about the case.

In addition, they said Mr. Papadopoulos did not provide "substantial assistance" and only came clean after he was confronted with his own e-mails, texts and other evidence.

His lawyers said Papadopoulos had suggested brokering a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2016 and that Trump "nodded with approval", according to a court filing last month.

The FBI met with Mifsud while he was visiting the United States in early 2017, but Papadopoulos' lies "undermined investigators' ability to challenge the professor or potentially detain or arrest him".

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