Sam Patten; Iron Troll Guide To TrumpGate
Sam Patten, lobbyist and an associate of Paul Manafort, pleaded guilty on August 31st, 2018, of lying to the FBI, lying to the Senate Intelligence Committee, acting as an unregistered foreign lobbyist and of funneling money from a Ukrainian oligarch to the Trump Inaugural Committee.
Patten illegally used $50,000 from a Cypress bank account of Ukrainian Oligarch, Serhiy Lyovochkin to buy 4 tickets to Trump’s inauguration. Patten tried to hide the source of the money by having someone else purchase the tickets in their name, then Patten attended the inauguration with Lyovochkin.
Patten has other TrumpGate connections. He worked for Cambridge Analytica and its parent company SCL Group. He’s also been a friend of indicted conspirator, Konstantin Kilimnik, for over 15 years. Patten and Kilimnik had a consulting business together called Begemot Ventures International and worked with Kilimnik at the International Republican Institute.
Kilimnik is alleged to be a spy and was charged by Mueller with obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Charges against Patten were filed by Office of the U.S. Attorney in Washington and he faced a sentence of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine but in light of his cooperation with prosecutors, he received three years probation, 500 hours of community service and a fine of $5,000.