Republican insider Roger Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison Thursday for lying to federal officials and allegations of witness tampering.
“U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, while taking a firm stance toward Stone in the courtroom, also said the up to nine years originally sought by federal prosecutors was excessive. Her sentence of 40 months in prison was considerably less than that — but still tough enough to keep speculation alive about a possible pardon from President Trump,” reports Fox News.
“Mr. Stone lied,” Jackson said in court.
“He knew exactly what he was doing,” Jackson added, saying his actions were “designed to disrupt.”
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Source: Fox News