Former Trump adviser Peter Navarro is complaining about his 4-month prison sentence, calling it a “death sentence.”
“They even want to put me in prison before I can have my appeal in this case,” Navarro, 74, told Fox News host Sean Hannity. “Four months in prison at my age is effectively a death sentence.”
Navarro was convicted in September for defying a subpoena for documents and a deposition from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack.
He was sentenced to four months in prison last week on contempt of Congress charges and ordered to pay a $9,500 fine for refusing to cooperate with the investigation. The sentence is less than the six months and $600,000 fine that prosecutors had requested.
But, Navarro did not report directly to prison as his attorneys argued that he should be released as they pursue an appeal of his conviction, according to CBS News.
He was the second top Trump aide to be convicted on contempt of Congress charges. Former White House adviser Steve Bannon was also sentenced to four months in prison but is also free pending an appeal of the decision.