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A protester holds a banner as former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos arrives for his sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. Photo by Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Ex-Trump campaign adviser Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in jail

Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for lying to the FBI.

The sentence was imposed Friday in federal court in Washington.

He is the first former campaign aide to be sentenced in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Papadopoulos apologized for his actions, telling a judge that he had made a “dreadful mistake” and was eager for redemption.

Prosecutors sought a sentence of up to six months, while defense lawyers asked for probation.

His case was the first to detail a member of the Trump campaign having knowledge of Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election while it was ongoing.

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