[서울=RNX뉴스] 박진우 기자 = Roger Stone Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison.
On Feb. 20, President Donald Trump’s longtime friend, Roger Stone, was sentenced to three years and four months in prison.
The penalty was decided by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who said Stone’s “pride in his own lies” was a “threat” to the “foundations of our democracy.”
"His pride in his own lies are a threat to our most fundamental institutions, to the foundations of our democracy. If it goes unpunished it will not be a victory for one party or another; everyone loses." Amy Berman Jackson, via ‘Washington Post’
He was also fined $20,000, given travel restrictions, and ordered to serve two years of supervised release and to continue to comply with the gag order in place.
Trump weighed in on the sentencing, criticizing the “fairness” of Stone’s trial.
"‘They say Roger Stone lied to Congress.’ @CNN OH, I see, but so did Comey (and he also leaked classified information, for which almost everyone, other than Crooked Hillary Clinton, goes to jail for a long time), and so did Andy McCabe, who also lied to the FBI! FAIRNESS?" Donald Trump, via Twitter
Stone was initially convicted of seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress in November 2019.
The charges were a result of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.