U.S. District Chief Judge Beryl Howell ruled that Andrew Miller, a longtime associate of Roger Stone, is being held in contempt of court due to his refusal to testify before a grand jury as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller Russia investigation, according to a Friday Washington Post report.
The judge has reportedly stayed the order while Miller’s lawyers appeal the ruling.
Per the Washington Post, Miller had fought a subpoena he received earlier this month, but was overruled by a judge. When a subpoenaed witness refuses to testify before a grand jury, he or she can reportedly end up in jail until the witness agrees to testify.
Mueller has long been interested in Stone due to his statements during the 2016 election that suggested he had advanced knowledge of Russian hacking of the Democratic emails.