Raised in Chicago to Greek immigrant parents, Papadopoulos graduated from DePaul University in 2009 with a degree in political science and government. Papadopoulos moved to London soon after graduation, enrolling in a master’s program at the University College London’s School of Public Policy where he studied security issues. While working in London as an energy consultant in early 2016, the Trump campaign, in search of a foreign policy team, named him as an advisor. His political experience was limited to two months on Ben Carson’s presidential campaign before it collapsed.
Indictment: On October 3, 2017, special counsel Robert Mueller brought indictment against George Papadopoulos for lying to the FBI about the timing, and nature of his relationship and interaction with certain foreign nationals whom he understood to have close connections with senior Russian government officials.
Plea: Was the first Trump official to plead guilty and cooperate in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Sentence: Papadopoulos was sentenced to 14 days in prison. The judge also fined Mr. Papadopoulos $9,500 and ordered him to complete 200 hours of community service and one year of probation after he is released from custody.