According to the Washington Examiner:
Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Roger Stone to 40 months in prison Thursday after the Justice Department recommended a nearly decade-long sentence last week before Attorney General William Barr controversially intervened and walked it back.
“He was not prosecuted, as some complained, for standing up for the president,” Jackson said. “He was prosecuted for covering up for the president.”
Stone, a self-described “dirty trickster” and longtime confidant to President Trump, was swept up in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and arrested last January. He was found guilty in November on five separate counts of lying to the House Intelligence Committee during its investigation into Russian interference about his alleged outreach to WikiLeaks, in addition to one count that he “corruptly influenced, obstructed, and impeded” the congressional investigation and another for attempting to “corruptly persuade” the congressional testimony of radio show host Randy Credico.
Jackson sentenced Stone to 40 months for obstruction of justice and 12 months for the other five counts to be served concurrently. Stone also received a $20,000 fine and 24 months of supervised release when he gets out.
Jackson said that “the government’s original memorandum was thorough,” and “any suggestion that the prosecutors in this case did anything untoward or unethical is false.” But she admitted that seven to nine years in prison “would be unnecessary.” The judge said, “I sincerely doubt,” she would have sentenced him to that many years behind bars, even if there hadn’t been a firestorm surrounding the case.