nearvideo Andy McCarthy: Müller’s paid to much for Gates’ appeal
Former U.S. attorney Andy McCarthy says ‘slap on the wrist” that Rick Gates received in exchange for his testimony in the fraud trial against the former trump-campaign-Chairman Paul Manafort makes it difficult for prosecutors to minimise his importance to the matter.
The former trump campaign official Rick Gates, was sentenced Tuesday to 45 days in jail and three years ‘ probation, after he pleaded guilty to lying and conspiracy as part of the former Special Counsel Robert Müller Russia is investigation.
Gates was also fined $20,000 and ordered 300 hours of service to the community. He will be allowed to serve his prison temporarily on a schedule, he works in the future.
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The sentencing came after gates gave a brief statement, the responsibility for his actions in remarks before the district judge Amy Jackson in Washington, D.C., courtroom.
Gates hearing had to be postponed several times because of 2018, with Müller’s team, citing Gates’ cooperation in “several ongoing investigations.” He was a former employee of ex-trump-campaign-Chairman Paul Manafort and had cooperated extensively in the case against his former partner.
The cooperation seemed to pave the way for a milder treatment. The Ministry of justice last week said it would not. against his latest request for parole because of his support and praised Gates for his cooperation in a number of cases, on Tuesday Jackson still imposed some prison time in Gates’ judgment.
Gates, who pleaded closely with Manafort, to guilty, to power in February 2018, a number of conspiracy against the United States and one count of making false statements to FBI agents. The counts in connection with his role in embezzlement of millions of dollars from lobbying work he had and Manafort done for the Ukraine.
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The deal was much narrower than what Gates quote face — a variety of conspiracy, false statement, fraud and other charges against him, and Manafort. The special Council of the possible back-off of the fees for Gates signaled prosecutors were to extract good information from him as they pursue a larger case against Manafort.
Gates had intimate knowledge of the Manafort the years of political consulting work in Ukraine, and testified that in the latter study.
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Manafort was sentenced in March to a total of around seven years in prison in connection with two cases. A Federal jury in Virginia convicted him of fraud, eight counts of bank and tax, while he pleaded guilty in a Washington court to charges that foreign lobbying and witness tampering.
Fox News’ Jake Gibson contributed to this report.