‘Students for Trump’ co-founder gets prison time

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NEW YORK — A judge has sentenced a co-founder of “Students for Trump” to 13 months in prison after he admitted posing as a lawyer to cheat clients out of thousands of dollars.

U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni rejected efforts to portray John Tyler Lambert as naive and a victim of a co-conspirator.

She called his work on behalf of former President Donald Trump a wonderful thing because it kept young people engaged in government. She said he showcased leadership skills to organize support at a college that mostly shunned Trump.

But she said his fraud warranted time behind bars.

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