Kamala Harris bemoans Manafort sentence: Evidence of justice system’s ‘absolute unfairness’

Kamala Harris bemoans Manafort sentence: Evidence of justice system’s ‘absolute unfairness’
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[Ed. – The sentence is in line with the crimes and what others would have gotten if convicted for them. But then, you knew that.]

Sen. Kamala Harris on Friday held up Paul Manafort’s relatively lenient prison sentence as evidence that the criminal justice system is “broken in America.” …

Manafort’s sentence, of which he has already served nine months, came as a surprise to some, given that federal sentencing guidelines recommended anywhere from 20 years to 24 years behind bars for the crimes Manafort has been convicted of, a punishment that would have amounted to a life sentence for the 69-year-old.

U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III said Thursday he considered those guidelines “excessive” and “way out of whack” with what others faced with similar charges serve. …

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Harris countered Friday, “One, the sentence does not match the crime. Two, we are looking at further evidence in America’s judicial system of absolute unfairness.”

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