Judge sentences ex-Trump aide Manafort to more time in prison

14 March, 2019, 07:03 | Author: Carlos George
  • Kathleen Manafort, wife of former Trump campaign chairperson Paul Manafort

Manafort was ordered Wednesday to serve an additional 43 months on federal conspiracy charges, bringing his total sentence between two federal courts to 7.5 years in twin cases stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

News of the indictment came shortly after Manafort was sentenced to his second federal prison term in two weeks; he now faces a combined sentence of more than seven years for tax and bank fraud and conspiracy in two cases brought by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller.

During the sentencing hearing Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she would not be swayed by last Thursday's sentence by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis.

"I am sorry for what I have done and all the activities that have gotten us here today", he said in a steady voice.

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".

But Jackson dismissed his plea for no more prison time on the charges of conspiring to launder money and tamper with witnesses.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Check back for updates. They have also said the case does not prove that the campaign worked with Russian Federation to help Trump win the election.

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"I believe that is not reflective of someone who has learned a harsh lesson".

The political environment since Manafort's indictment has been "very harsh", attorney Kevin Downing told the judge. Manafort was among the first people charged in the investigation, and though the allegations did not relate to his work for Trump, his foreign entanglements and business relationship with a man the USA says has ties to Russian intelligence have made him a pivotal figure in the probe.

U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to an additional 3½ years in prison Wednesday for conspiracy linked to his lobbying efforts in Ukraine for a pro-Russian political party, adding to the almost four-year term he was handed in a companion case last week. "Please let me and my wife be together".

It also comes as expectations grow that Mueller will soon wrap up his 22-month-old investigation by submitting a final report on his findings to Attorney General William Barr. "Period", Jackson said. "Therefore, it was not resolved one way or the other in this case". "He has served to undermine, not promote, American ideals", Weissmann said.

"Saying "I'm sorry I got caught" is not an inspiring plea for leniency", the judge told Manafort. The presidential power does not extend to state charges.

"What's happening today is not and can not be a review or revision of a sentence that was imposed in another court", she said. "I would be surprised if she really threw the book at him".

Jackson had ruled on February 13 that Manafort breached his agreement to cooperate with Mueller's office by lying to prosecutors about matters pertinent to the Russia probe including his interactions with a business partner they have said has ties to Russian intelligence. She said Manafort had spent much of his career "gaming the system", that he cheated taxpayers so that he could maintain an extravagant lifestyle, and that he remained unrepentant despite his apology. But, he continued, in response to whether he would pardon Manafort, "I have not even given it a thought, as of this moment".

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