The Latest: Trump aide Papadopoulos gets 14 days in prison
Created : 7 September 2018
The Latest on Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos (all times local):
Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for lying to the FBI.
The sentence was imposed Friday in federal court in Washington.
He is the first former campaign aide to be sentenced in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
Papadopoulos apologized for his actions, telling a judge that he had made a "dreadful mistake" and was eager for redemption.
Prosecutors sought a sentence of up to six months, while defense lawyers asked for probation.
His case was the first to detail a member of the Trump campaign having knowledge of Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election while it was ongoing.
The Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation will find out Friday whether he will be going to prison for lying to the FBI.
George Papadopoulos is set to be sentenced in federal court in Washington. Special counsel Robert Mueller's team is pushing for a prison sentence of up to six months, while defense attorneys are asking for probation.
Papadopoulos was the first to plead guilty in Mueller's probe. His case was also the first to detail a member of the Trump campaign having knowledge of Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election while it was ongoing.
Prosecutors say Papadopoulos' lies caused irreparable harm to the investigation and he did not provide substantial assistance.