Trump’s ex-campaign chair Paul Manafort has been sentenced to prison for 47 months.Federal Judge T.S. Ellis III sentenced 69-year-old Manafort to jail and also imposed a $50,000 fine. Manafort is serving time for bank and tax fraud uncovered during Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation. Judge T. S. Ellis III of the United States District Court in Alexandria, Va., didn’t follow the Mueller advisory sentencing guidelines that would have put Manafort, who turns 70 next month, in prison for the rest of his life. Prosecutors said Manafort had been under criminal investigation before Mueller was appointed in May 2017.
Manafort was indicted on 18 counts in the Northern Virginia case, but the jury convicted him on only eight: five counts of tax fraud, two counts of bank fraud and one count of failure to disclose a foreign bank account.
Next week, Judge Amy Berman Jackson of United States District Court for the District of Columbia will sentence him for the two conspiracy charges, which each carry a maximum penalty of five years.
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