Judge Approves Rick Gates' Request To End GPS Monitoring

Gates has worn a tracking device since he was indicted on a slew of charges in connection with Robert Mueller's Russia investigation in 2017.

Judge Approves Rick Gates' Request To End GPS Monitoring
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Officials are no longer monitoring the location of former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates.

A federal judge granted Gates' request Monday to remove his GPS tracking bracelet. 

Gates had been wearing the device since he was indicted in 2017 on a slew of charges stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. 

Gates pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy against the U.S. and making a false statement. He has been cooperating with Mueller's team as he awaits sentencing.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson wrote she took that cooperation into account when granting Gates' request. 

She also lifted Gates' nightly curfew and is allowing him to freely travel a short distance from his home and to Washington, D.C.