Roger Stone: ‘Disgusted’ judge jails Trump ally

A judge has expressed “disgust” at US President Donald Trump’s former adviser Roger Stone, as she sentenced him to 40 months in prison.

Stone, 67, was found guilty in November on seven counts of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering.

The judge said Stone threatened her, but Mr Trump said he should be cleared.

He is the sixth Trump aide convicted on charges linked to a justice department inquiry that found Russian attempts to boost Mr Trump’s 2016 campaign.

What was Stone convicted of?

Stone was found guilty of lying to the House Intelligence Committee about his attempts to contact Wikileaks, the website that released damaging emails about Mr Trump’s 2016 Democratic election rival Hillary Clinton.

US intelligence officials have concluded the messages were stolen by Russian hackers.

Stone will serve two years’ probation after his custodial sentence. He has also been fined $20,000 (£15,500) and must serve 250 hours of community service.

Article URL : https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51580160

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