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Donald Trump ex-aide Rick Gates to be sentenced on December 17

Gates pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, and cooperated with a federal probe into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

By: Reuters | Washington | Updated: November 16, 2019 8:06:38 am
Donald Trump ex-aide Rick Gates to be sentenced on December 17 Rick Gates leaves federal court in Washington. (AP File Photo: Jose Luis Magana)

President Donald Trump’s former deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates, who testified as a prosecution witness in trials that led to the convictions of former Trump aides Roger Stone and Paul Manafort, will be sentenced on Dec. 17 in his own criminal case, a court filing showed on Friday.

Gates pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, and cooperated with a federal probe into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

Gates is a former business partner of Manafort, Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman. Gates testified in Manafort’s trial in Virginia last year in which he convicted of tax and bank fraud. Manafort is now serving a prison sentence of 7-1/2 years.

A jury in federal court in Washington convicted Stone on Friday after Gates also testified as a prosecution witness.

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