Papadopoulos Sentenced To 14 Days In Prison

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

Mueller's team had pushed for a six-month prison sentence, while Papadopoulos' defense had requested probation.

They wrote in a sentencing memo: "Mr Papadopoulos's motives for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation were wrongheaded indeed, but far from the sinister spin the government suggests".

By lying to investigators, Papadopoulos had made "a calculated exercise of self-interest over the national interest", said Moss.

Papadopoulos initially told the Federal Bureau of Investigation that he spoke to Mifsud, who told him about Russian "dirt" on Hillary Clinton, before he joined the Trump campaign.

He has testified that senior members of the Trump campaign encouraged him during 2016 to build ties with Russian Federation, including after he told them that Moscow possessed - and could be willing to share - dirt on Trump's election rival Hillary Clinton.

The 31-year-old Chicago native was a little-experienced petroleum analyst based in London when he joined the Trump campaign in March 2016 as one of a handful of members of the Republican candidate's national security and foreign policy advisory board.

He was handed a 14-day jail term as he told a court in Washington: "In January 2017, I made a bad mistake for which I paid dearly, I am ashamed".

Papadopoulos on Friday became the first Trump advisor to be sentenced to a jail sentence from Mueller's probe.

Before the sentencing, his lawyer, Thomas Breen, told the court about how Trump had blasted the investigation as "fake news" and a "witch hunt" before Papadopolous met with the FBI and lied.

In subsequent campaign communications, Papadopoulos was encouraged to pursue a Putin-Trump meeting.

His mother said on Friday that she "still supports" Trump. In court papers filed ahead of the sentencing, prosecutors say those lies caused irreparable harm to the investigation during its early months. He admitted to lying about those contacts to Mueller's team, which investigators said led them to miss a chance to interview the professor, Joseph Mifsud.

Even after his arrest and plea agreement a year ago, prosecutors say Papadopoulos continued to be hard with investigators, only providing information after being confronted with documents such as emails and text messages.

"The defendant did not provide 'substantial assistance, ' and much of the information provided by the defendant came only after the government confronted him with his own emails, text messages, internet search history, and other information it had obtained via search warrants and subpoenas", the court filing said.

In the 16-page sentencing memo seeking leniency, his attorneys Breen, Robert W. Stanley, and Todd S. Pugh, wrote, "to say George was out of his depth would be a gross understatement".

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