Roger Stone launches Hail Mary’s attempt to stay out of prison and asks the court to postpone the sentence
Roger Stone launches Hail Mary’s attempt to stay out of prison and asks the appeals court to postpone the start of the three-year sentence, claiming he has a condition that is endangering his life
- Stone again accused “politically motivated, fabricated allegations”
- He asks the DC Circuit Court of Appeals to postpone his sentence
- He is due to report to Georgia Prison on July 14 by order of Judge Amy Berman Jackson
- Stone quotes COVID-19 and wants to postpone until September
- Only an act of presidential leniency will ‘provide justice in my case’
Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone is asking a US court to stop him from reporting to a prison in Georgia, citing COVID-19 and the President’s pardon.
Stone filed a motion with the DC Circuit Court of Appeals to avoid a court order to commence his July 14 sentence in prison. He is currently in the house on behalf of Judge Amy Berman Jackson following his conviction of allegations of tampering with witnesses and lying to Congress.
Stone, 67, mentions the dangers of COVID-19 and tries to delay the start of his 40-month sentence to September.
Donald Trump long-term advisor Roger Stone asks US court to revoke a judge’s order to report him to a Georgia prison on July 14
Stone placed on his Instagram page that he is seeking reprieve because of “the dangers of Covid-19 and ordered me to jail on July 14 for being legally wrong, the precedents in the DC circuit and in all cases for compassionate release since the pandemic began. ‘
He said his lawyers are challenging Judge Jackson’s false claim that the prison she wants to send me to has NO confirmed cases of COVID 19, “referring to federal prison in Jesup, Georgia, where he is sentenced to start his sentence.
Stone wrote that only an act of presidential leniency will “in my case provide justice.”
Judge Amy Berman Jackson
“I recognize that the odds are overwhelming that the appeals court will refer the case back to Judge Jackson, but it is critical that the American people see all of the false claims in its most recent ruling and I want the President to know that I have in good faith exhausted all my remedies and that is just an act of grace from the presidency [sic] will provide justice in my case where I was charged with politically motivated, fabricated allegations and a fair trial was denied with an impartial judge, an honest jury and uncorrupted and non-political accusers, ”he wrote.
Stone made another public appeal for Donald Trump’s intervention last month. Stone told host Lou Dobbs in June that if Trump pardoned him, it would make him a more effective supporter of Trump’s campaign.
“The biggest thing that bothers me here, apart from the danger, is that I may not be free to do everything in my power to re-elect this president,” he said, adding, “I want to be free to to get Donald Trump reelected. “
For a long time, Stone was Trump’s informal advisor. He was convicted of lying to Congress and witnessed tampering.
Stone’s lawyers complain that Judge Jackson “did not take into account the fact that it is possible that Stone’s medical conditions, which require close supervision and strict adherence to his physician’s directions, should be within a [Bureau of Prisons] facility,’ the hill reported. There are three infected prisoners in Jesup, according to an investigation by the Bureau of Prisons.