Prosecutors, however, maintained that Olalekan Jacob Ponle’s penalty was consistent with similar cases decided in the past.
She received a federal bench nomination from U.S. President Joe Biden in January 2022.
The U.S. government accused Google of linking technology tools such as publish ad server as a ploy to keep controlling the digital advertising market.
Ms Maxwell, who did not testify in her defence during the trial, apologised to the victims shortly before the sentence was handed down.
The law became the first of its kind in three decades, and according to President Biden was necessary to “save lives”.