Trump ex-campaign chief Paul Manafort jailed for 43 more months

Trump ex-campaign chief Paul Manafort jailed for 43 more months

Trump ex-campaign chief Paul Manafort jailed for 43 more months

The next month, Manafort faced another trial in the D.C. federal court, on charges that included failing to register as a foreign lobbying agent for the government of Ukraine.

According to the indictment, Manafort was charged with residential mortgage fraud and other NY state crimes "which strike at the heart of New York's sovereign interests".

Just minutes after Jackson read her sentence, the Manhattan district attorney unveiled a separate indictment charging Manafort with residential mortgage fraud and other NY state crimes, which unlike the federal charges can not be erased by a presidential pardon.

Manafort, 69, apologised to the court for the conspiracy crimes and pleaded for the judge not to add to his prison time, saying the charges mounted against him had "taken everything from me already".

In addition to its length, the focus will be on what portion of her sentence Jackson decides to run simultaneously with the 47 months imposed by Ellis, and what time, if any, she tacks on to run consecutively.

In Washington, US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ignored Manafort's apology and request for leniency for the crimes related to secret foreign lobbying for a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party and witness tampering.

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Though Trump said late past year that he hadn't discussed a potential pardon for Manafort, he also acknowledged that the possibility wasn't "off the table".

Jackson's sentence may mark the end of a two-year-old legal battle between Manafort, a veteran Republican political operative who worked for Trump's campaign for five months in 2016, and Mueller, who made exposing Manafort's covert lobbying for pro-Kremlin politicians in Ukraine a centerpiece of his Russian Federation probe.

The new case adds to the legal trouble for Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, and throws a curveball to growing chatter that the President could pardon him. "He has not learned a harsh lesson", prosecutor Andrew Weissmann told the court, referring to the witness tampering charge. "It is evidence that something is wrong with sort of a moral compass, that someone in that position would choose to make that decision at that moment".

Manafort is seated in a wheelchair at the defense table next to his lawyers.

He undermined the American political process by concealing from the public and Congress that he was working on behalf of Ukraine- and earning millions of dollars that he never reported to the IRS, she said.

A Manafort spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment.

The breadth of Manafort's criminal activity - and his own written agreement with prosecutors - led to a recommended sentence double that amount. Several others including former campaign aides Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen have pleaded guilty, while longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone has pleaded not guilty.

Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort faces his second sentencing hearing in as many weeks, with a judge expected to tack on additional prison time beyond the roughly four-year punishment he has already received.

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