Roger Stone, former collaborator of US President Donald Trump, has been arrested Friday by the FBI at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, according to US media.
Stone, 66, has been formally charged with several charges brought against him by special prosecutor Robert Mueller, who is in charge of investigating the Russian plot over Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election campaign that brought Trump to the White House.
The detainee is accused of an alleged offense of obstructing an official procedure, another five crimes of false statements and a charge of tampering with witnesses, according to the Department of Justice.
The agents arrived at Stone’s home shortly before 6.00 in the morning local time and inspected the house, which they accessed after the former Trump ex-collaborator opened the door, CNN reported. It is expected that this Friday will appear before the Justice, according to the same chain.
Stone had worked briefly as an adviser to Trump during the presidential campaign, although he continued to offer his services informally after leaving in 2015, according to several media.
On December 3, Trump praised on Twitter that Stone announced that he was not going to testify in the case.
“I will never testify against Trump.” This statement was recently made by Roger Stone, basically saying that he will never be forced to invent lies and stories about “President Trump” by a prosecutor who goes free and is out of control. ) Good to know that some people still have ‘guts’!’, wrote the president.