BREAKING: Manafort gets 47 months for bank, tax fraud, FARA delinquency

BREAKING: Manafort gets 47 months for bank, tax fraud, FARA delinquency
Paul Manafort (Image: YouTube screen grab via Today)

[Ed. – Assuming he’s been duly convicted, that sentence looks fair. Judge T.S. “C’mon man!” Ellis seems to think so. Far less than the 20-plus years recommended by Mueller.]

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced President Donald Trump‘s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to serve 47 months in prison, a far shorter length of time than prosecutors in the case had argued for. …

Manafort is expected to serve only 38 more months of the 47-month sentence because of time he has already spent incarcerated. In addition to the sentence, Ellis ordered Manafort to pay a $50,000 fine, the lowest fine provided for by guidelines that recommended a fine between $50,000 and $24 million.

[…]

Trending: Dems’ proposed law would effectively cut off gun ownership at the source

Manafort had been convicted in the Virginia court last summer on eight counts of bank fraud, tax fraud and failing to file a foreign bank account report. The charges mostly pertained to Manafort’s past work for Ukraine’s Russia-backed president at the time, Viktor Yanukovych.

Continue reading →

For your convenience, you may leave commments below using either the Spot.IM commenting system or the Facebook commenting system. If Spot.IM is not appearing for you, please disable AdBlock to leave a comment.


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.