Gates sentencing set for next month

Gates sentencing set for next month
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President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBiden heading to Kansas City to promote infrastructure package Trump calls Milley a 'f---ing idiot' over Afghanistan withdrawal First rally for far-right French candidate Zemmour prompts protests, violence MORE’s former deputy campaign chairman Rick GatesRick GatesTreasury: Manafort associate passed 'sensitive' campaign data to Russian intelligence Trump Jr. was deposed in inauguration funds probe Trump's pardons harshly criticized by legal experts MORE will be sentenced in his criminal case on Dec. 17, according to a court filing published Friday.

Gates, who provided valuable testimony to former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE in his case against former Trump advisers Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Yellen should utilize the resources available before pushing new regulations Huawei paid Tony Podesta 0K for White House lobbying MORE and Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneCheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Trump, Jan. 6 panel are set for Tuesday faceoff Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE, pleaded guilty last year to charges including conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators.

Part of Gates’s plea involved his cooperation with Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and a maximum prison term of nearly six years.

Gates’s testimony was crucial in the case against Manafort, which led to a conviction on tax and bank fraud charges and a 7.5-year prison sentence. He was also called as a witness against Stone, who was convicted Friday of lying to the U.S. Congress, obstruction and witness tampering.

Gates, a former political consultant and lobbyist, is one of multiple Trump associates to have been ensnared in Mueller’s investigation, which concluded in March. Besides working as a campaign adviser, Gates also served on Trump’s presidential inaugural committee.