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US Judge Grants Ex-Trump Aide Roger Stone 2-Week Delay to Report to Prison

© AP Photo / Manuel Balce CenetaRoger Stone, a longtime Republican provocateur and former confidant of President Donald Trump, waits in line at the federal court in Washington
Roger Stone, a longtime Republican provocateur and former confidant of President Donald Trump, waits in line at the federal court in Washington - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A US federal judge has agreed to give former Trump campaign aide Roger Stone an extra two weeks to report to prison than originally scheduled, a court filing revealed.
"It is ordered that the defendant's date to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons will be extended for another fourteen days, until 14 July 2020", US Judge Amy Berman Jackson said in the court filing. Stone had initially asked to report to prison in September.

Stone was sentenced in February to 40 months in prison, to be served concurrently with at least two shorter sentences, followed by two years of parole.

Stone is one of six Trump associates who were convicted following Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The charges brought by the Special Counsel stem largely from accusations that Stone made false statements to the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee concerning his contacts with the publishing platform WikiLeaks while serving as a liaison between the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and the organization.

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