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Ex-Trump campaign official Rick Gates sentenced to 45 days

Prosecutors recommend no jail time after Gates' “extraordinary assistance" since pleading guilty to crimes relating to his consulting work in Ukraine.
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs federal court in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates has been sentenced to 45 days in jail and three years of probation. That's despite his extensive cooperation in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe and other investigations.

Neither prosecutors nor attorneys for Gates requested any prison time because of his cooperation. 

Gates was one of a half-dozen associates of President Donald Trump charged in Mueller's investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. The Justice Department says Gates has provided “extraordinary assistance" since pleading guilty to crimes relating to his lucrative consulting work in Ukraine.

The Justice Department says Gates has provided “extraordinary assistance" since pleading guilty to crimes relating to his lucrative consulting work in Ukraine.

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