Ex-Trump Adviser Peter Navarro Gets 4 Months In Jail For Defying Jan. 6 Subpoena

Former Trump White House advisor Peter Navarro speaks to the media as he leaves federal court in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Former Trump White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Thursday was to four months in prison following his conviction in September on two counts of congressional contempt after he defied a subpoena from the former House select committee that probed the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot.

Both counts carry mandatory minimum sentences of one month in prison, but prosecutors said in a filing last week that the amount of time “is insufficient to account for, punish, and deter the Defendant’s criminal offense,” according to ABC News.

Prosecutors asked federal Judge Amit Mehta to sentence Navarro, 74, to six months in prison for each charge, running concurrently, and fine him $200,000, which is $100,000 for each count, per CNN.

The judge ultimately ordered Navarro to pay a $9,500 fine.