FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, arrives for his first appearance before congressional investigators, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A judge has rejected an effort by former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Papadopoulos to delay his two-week prison term and says Papadopoulos must surrender Monday, Nov. 26, as scheduled. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Ex-Trump campaign adviser Papadopoulos to report to prison

November 25, 2018 - 11:12 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos (pah-puh-DAHP'-uh-luhs) to report to prison as scheduled, rejecting a last-minute bid to delay his two-week sentence.

Papadopoulos was sentenced in September for lying to the FBI in the Russia investigation. He had sought a delay until a court had ruled in a separate case challenging the constitutionality of special counsel Robert Mueller's appointment.

But in an order Sunday, U.S. District Court Judge Randolph Moss said Papadopoulos had waited too long to contest his sentence. He is to report to prison Monday.

Moss noted that Papadopoulos had agreed not to appeal in most circumstances as part of his plea agreement, and the judge said the challenge to Mueller's appointment was unlikely to be successful in federal appeals court.

AP Editorial Categories: 
Comments ()