Judge Denies George Papadopoulos' Requests to Delay Prison Sentence

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George Papadopoulos, disgraced former adviser for the Trump campaign, will begin his two-week prison sentence on Monday for lying to federal investigators connected to the Russia probe.

CNN reports that on Sunday the judge who sentenced Papadopoulos, Judge Randolph Moss, denied both of his requests to halt his short prison stint. Both requests were lodged in the last 10 days, but Papadopoulos is still scheduled to report to a correctional facility in Wisconsin tomorrow.

According to the New York Times, Moss wrote in his 13-page opinion that Papadopoulos, 31, did not appeal his conviction by September 25, the cut-off date, and “failed to carry his burden of demonstrating that a delay in the execution of his sentence is warranted.” Papadopoulos will soon become the third defendant in the Mueller investigation to spend time behind bars. He pled guilty in October to lying to federal agents. According to Mueller’s report at the time:

“Through his false statements and omissions, defendant ... impeded the FBI’s ongoing investigation into the existence of any links or coordination between individuals associated with the Campaign and the Russian government’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.”


In September, Papadopoulos was sentenced by a federal court in Washington DC to 14 days in federal prison, 200 hours of community service, a $9,500 fee, and one year of supervised release.

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