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Roger Stone returns to South Florida after being convicted in federal court

Longtime Donald Trump friend, advisor Roger Stone 'glad to be home'

Roger Stone is back in South Florida. 
Roger Stone is back in South Florida. 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Roger Stone is back in South Florida. 

The friend and advisor to President Donald Trump is waiting to be sentenced after his conviction last week on several federal charges. 

Stone, 67, arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Sunday afternoon.

"Well, I'm glad to be home in South Florida and on behalf of myself and my family, we thank the millions of Americans who are praying for us," Stone told Local 10 News reporter Terrell Forney. "Beyond that, I have no comment."

Stone was convicted in federal court of obstructing the congressional inquiry, lying to investigators under oath and trying to block the testimony of a witness whose account would have exposed his lies.

Although the maximum prison time could be 50 years, the punishment for Stone, who had no previous criminal record, will almost certainly be far lighter.

Stone didn't say when asked if he would seek a presidential pardon.

"I'm sorry, I can't comment any further than what I have just said," he said. "It's just good to be home."

Judge Amy Berman Jackson will sentence Stone on Feb. 6.


About the Authors:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.

Terrell Forney joined Local 10 News in October 2005 as a general assignment reporter. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but a desire to escape the harsh winters of the north brought him to South Florida.