Attorneys for President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn asked a judge to spare him prison time in a memo filed Tuesday.
In the filing, Flynn's lawyers recommended for a sentence "a term of probation not to exceed one year, with minimal conditions of supervision, along with 200 hours of community service, CNN reported.
Michael Flynn asks federal judge to spare him from prison time in response to government sentencing memo - CNNPolitics https://t.co/zzTNssQaz7— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 12, 2018
His attorneys said in the memo that “General Flynn accepted responsibility for his conduct and that his cooperation “was not grudging or delayed.”
“Rather, it preceded his guilty plea or any threatened indictment and began very shortly after he was first contacted for assistance by the Special Counsel's Office.”
I am tired. FLYNN's lawyers recommend a sentence of "a term of probation not to exceed one year, with minimal conditions of supervision, along with 200 hours of community service." pic.twitter.com/2fhHcc7fO2— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) December 12, 2018
Flynn is scheduled for sentencing next Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Washington for lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials.
Special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, recommended no jail time for Flynn in a filing last week.
Original story: Attorneys for President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn are expected to make a sentencing recommendation Tuesday in a case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller's office.
Prosecutors with Mueller's team said last week in court filings that Flynn has been cooperative since he pleaded guilty last year to making false statements to the FBI. In light of his assistance, prosecutors asked that Flynn receive little to no jail time for his crime, an argument Flynn's attorneys are expected to echo, according to The Associated Press.
Flynn resigned from his post in the Trump administration in February 2017 after serving just 24 days in office. He pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials and agreed to fully cooperate with Mueller’s team.
Flynn is scheduled to be sentenced next week by U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, according to court records.
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