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18:20  07 december  2018
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George Demetrios Papadopoulos (/ˌpæpəˈdɒpəlɒs/; born August 19, 1987) is a former member of the foreign policy advisory panel to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

WASHINGTON — George Papadopoulos , a former Trump campaign adviser, was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in prison for lying to the F.B.I. about his contacts with Russian intermediaries during the 2016 presidential race

George Papadopoulos released from prison© ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images Former Trump aide George Papadopoulos is shown at U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., on September 7, 2018.

Ex-Donald Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos was released from prison Friday morning after serving 12 days for lying to investigators about his contact with individuals tied to Russia during the 2016 campaign.

Papadopoulos exited a federal prison in Oxford, Wisconsin, shortly after 10 a.m. ET.

As part of his sentence, Papadopoulos will now have 12 months of supervised release, must serve 200 hours of community service within about one year, and must pay a $9,500 fine.

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Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos , whose actions triggered the Russia investigation, leaves federal court after he was sentenced to 14 days in prison on Friday. A federal judge also sentenced Papadopoulos to one year of supervised release and imposed a fine of ,500.

George Papadopoulos , 22 months after he first lied to the FBI about his contact with Russians while working for the Trump presidential campaign, reported to a federal prison camp in Oxford, Wisconsin, Monday. He will serve a 14-day sentence, then be on probation for a year. He will also pay a ,500

Papadopoulos was a surprise early target in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and since then has swung from working for the President, to turning against him and back again.

"The truth will all be out. Not even a prison sentence can stop that momentum," he tweeted the night before he was to report to prison. "The wool isn't going to be pulled over America's eyes forever. Much love."

CNN's Katelyn Polantz contributed to this report.

Papadopoulos wants to run for Congress in 2020.
Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, who was released from federal prison last week, announced in an interview that he wants to run for office in 2020. Papadopoulos told The Guardian part of his initial plan to join President Trump's campaign and transition team in 2016 was to boost his own platform before running for Congress. "Things just took a different direction," he said with a smile, "but my end game remains the same. I do want to run for Congress. I'm planning to run for Congress in 2020." NEW: George Papadopoulos, the Trump adviser jailed over Russia meddling probe, wants to run for Congress in 2020.

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