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W. Samuel Patten's legal team has filed a sentencing memorandum with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia seeking no prison time for their client. Patten pleaded guilty in August 2018 to failing to register as an agent of a foreign principal for his work on behalf of the Ukrainian political party, Opposition Bloc, a Russia-allied political group. The case was reportedly referred to the Justice Department National Security Division by the special counsel's office. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia has also filed its sentencing memorandum, seeking leniency for Patten due to his "cooperation and substantial assistance he has provided to the government." Both memoranda are available below.