Papadopoulos sentencing set for September

Papadopoulos sentencing set for September
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Former Trump campaign adviser George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosFlynn sentencing move spurs questions about duration of Mueller probe Time for sunshine on Trump-Russia investigation Trump to declassify controversial text messages, documents related to Russia probe MORE will be sentenced on Sept. 7, according to the U.S. District Court for D.C. calendar.

The former campaign adviser pleaded guilty last year to lying to FBI agents in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.  

Papadopoulos was charged with making false statements to investigators about conversations he had with a foreign professor, who told him that Russians had thousands of emails with damaging information on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate Heller embraces Trump in risky attempt to survive in November Live coverage: Cruz, O'Rourke clash in Texas debate MORE.


Prosecutors estimated in Papadopoulos's plea agreement that he will likely serve no more than six months in jail and face a fine between $500 to $9,500, given that he isn't found to have committed any more crimes.

Mueller had requested the Sept. 7 sentencing date in a court filing last week.

The Trump campaign has claimed that Papadopoulos was a low-level staffer, labeling him a “coffee boy.” His now-wife rebutted those statements last year, saying that he was “constantly in touch with high-level officials in the campaign."

His wife, Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos, has recently made public pleas to President TrumpDonald John TrumpHannity urges Trump not to fire 'anybody' after Rosenstein report Ben Carson appears to tie allegation against Kavanaugh to socialist plot Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate MORE to pardon her husband, saying he was “dedicated and committed” to the campaign.

“So I trust and hope and ask to President Trump to pardon him. I hope he will,” she said during an appearance with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson earlier this month.