Roger Stone has been sentenced to 40 months in prison. The sentence was handed down on Thursday.
Stone, a political strategist, is a longtime friend, and former advisor to President of the United States, Donald Trump.
Stone was convicted last fall of lying to Congress and threatening a witness regarding his efforts for Trump’s 2016 campaign.
A prosecutor has described the sentencing as ‘righteous” despite the sentence being far from the seven or nine years the prosecution had recommended.
According to a CNN report, Judge Amy Berman Jackson spent much of the hearing criticizing Stone’s actions and also defended the Justice Department prosecutors at the center of last week’s drama.
“At his core, Mr. Stone is an insecure person who craves and recklessly pursues attention,” she said before issuing her sentence, which also includes 2 years of probation.