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Former Trump contributor convicted of conspiracy against the US

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Former Trump contributor convicted of conspiracy against the US

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A federal judge has sentenced Rick Gates, a former campaign adviser to Donald Trump, to 45 days in prison and three years probation for plotting against the US.

Rick Gates, who eventually collaborated with the authorities, was investigated by Attorney General Robert Mueller in an investigation into an alleged collusion between Donald Trump's campaign team, where he worked, and the Russian Government for interference in the presidential election. 2016

Rick Gates pleaded guilty to allegations of misrepresentation and conspiracy against the United States when investigated about his work as a political consultant and offered to collaborate with the court in investigating the Russian case.

The Justice Department said that “extraordinary assistance” in several investigations into the President led prosecutors not to oppose Gates's lawyers' request for parole.

Still, a federal judge sentenced Trump's former collaborator to 45 days in prison and three years probation.

Gates is one of several Trump contributors accused in investigating Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller of the Russian case, pleading guilty to allegations of misrepresentation and conspiracy against the United States and being praised by the Justice Department for its cooperation. consistent and loyal. ”

All of the accused Trump collaborators pleaded guilty at the trial and the three who had previously been convicted were also given prison sentences. Two other employees are still awaiting a court decision.

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