Papadopoulos Request for Delaying Jail Sentence Rejected by Federal Judge

George Papadopoulos request for his prison term to be postponed was rejected by a federal judge on Sunday.

According to Politico, U.S. District Court Judge Randy Moss ruled that the former adviser of President Donald Trump must report to prison on Monday after his argument failed to justify delaying his sentence.

The judge cited Papadopoulos’ decision not to appeal his sentence and wrote that the defendant’s challenge of special counsel Robert Mueller’s authority was unlikely to succeed.

Papadopoulos was sentenced to 14 days in prison in September after pleading guilty to lying to FBI agents about his contacts with Russia-linked individuals.

Despite cooperating with Mueller’s investigation and expressing remorse at his sentencing, Papadopoulos went on to suggest publicly that his prosecution was a result of “entrapment” by western intelligence agencies. He said last month he was considering withdrawing from his plea agreement with the special counsel.

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