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Sentencing date set for Michael Flynn

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Former NSA pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KYMA, KSWT, KECY) - A judge has set a sentencing date for a former national security advisor.

Lieutenant General Michael Flynn will learn his fate on January 28, 2020.

Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in December of 2017. The plea came just four-days after he started his job as President Donald Trump's national security advisor.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan delayed his sentencing by a full year to allow him to cooperate with investigators and earn a lighter punishment.

Prior to his sentencing, Flynn launched a renewed attack against the FBI and asked the judge to find prosecutors in contempt. Judge Sullivan dismissed all of Flynn's motions.

The general could still withdraw his guilty plea and face a trail. However, experts say he'd face a much tougher legal battle as well as the possibility of a much stiffer sentence.

National-World / Politics

Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis recently returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director, but she has a long history with the Desert Southwest.

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