Former Trump adviser Peter Navarro was sentenced to four months in jail after defying a congressional subpoena related to the investigation into the January 6, 2021 Capitol attack.
Navarro was convicted in September on two counts of contempt of Congress. Each count carries a minimum sentence of one month each.
But prosecutors asked for a six month prison sentence for each charge, arguing that Navarro showed “utter disregard” for the select committee’s investigation and “utter contempt for the rule of law.”
They also compared his conduct to that of the rioters on Jan. 6.
“The Defendant, like the rioters at the Capitol, put politics, not country, first, and stonewalled Congress’s investigation,” prosecutors wrote. “The Defendant chose allegiance to former President Donald Trump over the rule of law.”
U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta sentence Navarro to four months instead and also ordered him to pay a fine of $9,500.