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Paul Manafort Sentenced to 90 Months in Federal Prison, Immediately Indicted on 16 More Counts in New York

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13.03.2019

Paul Manafort has been sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in federal prison after receiving a second punishment on Wednesday as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

Last week, the former Trump campaign chairman was sentenced in the Eastern District of Virginia to 47 months in prison for his August conviction on five counts of tax fraud, two counts of bank fraud, and one count of failure to disclose a foreign bank account in relation to his undisclosed lobbying work for the Russian-backed former president of Ukraine.

Wednesday’s sentence in Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s District of Columbia courtroom resulted from Manafort’s September guilty plea to one count of conspiracy against the United States and one count of witness tampering. Jackson sentenced Manafort to 60 months on the conspiracy count, 30 of which are to run concurrent with the EDVA sentence, and 13 months on the witness tampering.

In total, Manafort is due to serve 17 months separately in the EDVA case, 43 months separately in the District case, and 30 months concurrently in both cases, for a grand total of 90 months in prison.

While Judge T.S. Ellis’ sentence last week was viewed as lenient—falling well below the sentencing guidelines of between 19 and 24 years in prison—Jackson took........

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