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Roger Stone Rebuffed by Appeals Court in Prison Delay Bid

Roger Stone

Roger Stone

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A U.S. appeals court denied an emergency request from Republican operative Roger Stone for a delay to the start of his 40-month prison term for lying to Congress during the Russia probe, saying he hadn’t proved that he was in particular danger of catching the coronavirus behind bars.

The decision late Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington all but assures that Stone, who has an underlying health condition, will have to surrender to a federal correctional facility in rural Georgia next week unless President Donald Trump steps in to commute the sentence, as Stone has requested.