Lobbyist Sam Patten, who pleaded guilty in August to failing to register as a foreign agent, will be sentenced on April 12.
The Wednesday order setting Patten’s sentencing date came just two days after prosecutors filed a status report on Patten’s cooperation entirely under seal. They similarly filed a status report under seal in early January. Such a move is uncommon and suggested that Patten was of high value to prosecutors or that they encountered an issue with his cooperation.
Patten’s upcoming sentencing date suggests that federal prosecutors have exhausted the lobbyist’s utility as a cooperating witness. Patten’s case was not handled …read more