Executive Branch

Prosecutors Amend Roger Stone Sentencing Recommendation

Hadley Baker
Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 5:07 PM

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Federal prosecutors amended their prior sentencing memorandum which recommended that Roger Stone receive a sentence of seven to nine years in prison related to his actions related to the investigations into the 2016 presidential election. Stone was convicted on charges that included witness tampering and lying to Congress. In the amended memorandum, prosecutors say that their previous recommendation, which was based on the advisory guidelines range, “would not be appropriate or serve the interests of justice in the case,” yet do not offer a new sentencing recommendation. The filing “ultimately defers to the Court as to the specific sentence to be imposed.” The previous filing is available here and the amended filing is available here and below.

Hadley Baker is 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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