Justice Department Recommends Up to Six Months in Prison for Michael Flynn, Reversing Prior Decision

Hadley Baker
Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 2:56 PM

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Federal prosecutors filed a sentencing memorandum advising that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn serve up to six months in prison, within the guidelines range of zero to six months of incarceration. In their initial sentencing memorandum in December 2018, prosecutors recommended that Flynn receive a sentence at the low end of the guidelines range. The new memorandum cites Flynn lying to the FBI, his failure to cooperate with the prosecution of Bijan Rafiekan and his active efforts to undermine the prosecution and “the need to promote respect for the law and adequately deter such criminal conduct” as reasons for recommending a harsher sentence. The memorandum can be read here and below.

Hadley Baker was an Assistant Editor of Lawfare. She is a recent graduate from the University of St Andrews, studying English literature and Spanish. She was previously an intern at Lawfare.

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