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Prosecutors seek sentencing date for ex-Trump campaign aide


Updated: November 11, 2019 04:02 PM
Created: November 11, 2019 03:48 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to set a sentencing date for next month for former Trump campaign official Rick Gates.

The request on Monday is a sign that Gates' extensive cooperation with the government is coming to an end.

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Gates pleaded guilty last year in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.

He recently testified in the trial of high-powered Washington lawyer Greg Craig and is scheduled to testify this week in the trial of Trump associate Roger Stone.

In a joint status report, the government and Gates' lawyer asked a judge to schedule a sentencing for the middle of December.


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