Ex-Trump campaign official Rick Gates gets 45 days in jail

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced former Trump campaign official Rick Gates to 45 days in jail despite what she…

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced former Trump campaign official Rick Gates to 45 days in jail despite what she said was “extraordinary” cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and other Justice Department investigations.

The jail sentence, which she said was needed to reflect the seriousness of his crimes, is to be served intermittently during three years of probation that the judge also imposed.

Prosecutors didn’t seek prison time for Gates, who pleaded guilty in February 2018 to charges relating to lucrative political consulting work he did in Ukraine. They cited Gates’ cooperation, which included testifying in three trials, more than 50 meetings with the government, and a commitment to continue sharing information even after his sentence.

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