The Federal court of the District of Columbia ordered former adviser to US President Donald Trump Roger Stone to appear at the Bureau of prisons to serve his sentence until July 14, according to documents posted in the court’s database.
Thus, the court agreed to grant stone two additional weeks before serving his sentence, although he initially asked for this period to be pushed back to September of this year.
“I order to postpone the date of the defendant’s arrival at the Bureau of prisons for another fourteen days, until July 14, 2020,” the judge said in the ruling.
A court in Washington sentenced stone in February to three years and four months in prison on charges of perjury, obstruction of justice and witness tampering. The jury found it proved that he lied to the house intelligence Committee to “hide the unsightly truth” about his communication with the WikiLeaks website. The prosecution claimed that stone intended to obtain compromising information about Democrats from the site to help Trump in the election campaign.