Former Trump administration adviser Peter Navarro was sentenced on Thursday to four concurrent months in prison after being convicted on two counts of contempt of Congress, which stemmed from his refusal to comply with a subpoena from the now-defunct House Jan. 6 committee.
U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta handed down the four-month prison sentence during a hearing in federal court in Washington, D.C., just one hour after the 10 a.m. hearing began on Thursday. Prosecutors requested Mehta impose a prison sentence of six months and a fine of $600,000, though Mehta imposed a $9,500 fine, saying it was the maximum allowed.
Former Trump White House official Peter Navarro arrives at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)