BBC: Ex-Trump adviser George Papadopoulos jailed in Russia inquiry

17:09, 08 September 2018
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George Papadopoulos, 31, told the court in Washington DC he was a "patriotic American" who made a mistake by lying, the BBC wrote.

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He pleaded guilty last October to lying to the FBI about the timing of meetings with alleged go-betweens for Moscow.

He was the first former Trump aide arrested in the probe into an alleged Kremlin plot to sway the 2016 U.S. vote.

In Friday's sentencing, Papadopoulos was also handed 12 months of supervised release, 200 hours of community service, and a fine of $9,500 (GBP 7,350).

He said in court that his "entire life has been turned upside down" and he hoped "for a second chance to redeem myself".

Papadopoulos concluded by saying "this investigation has global implications, and the truth matters".

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