Friday, March 8, 2019

Trump’s Ex-Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Sentenced To 47 Months In Prison

US President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in prison on February 7, 2019.

The 69-year-old received the sentence after being convicted on financial fraud charges.
Manafort was convicted last August on eight charges of tax evasion and bank fraud.

Manafort was given the stiffest sentence so far to associates of Trump caught up in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. But the jail term Manafort received was lighter than many had expected.

Mueller had called for 19 to 24 years in prison, a range the judge called “excessive” as he handed down his ruling. Manafort still faces sentencing in a second case related to illegal lobbying charges to which he has pleaded guilty. The maximum penalty for those charges is 10 years in jail.

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