Manafort Sentenced to Additional 3½ Years in Prison
14 March 2019, 06:04
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he felt “badly” for his former campaign chief, Paul Manafort, but had not given a thought to pardoning him, VOA news reports.
A federal judge in Washington sentenced Manafort on Wednesday to 3½ years in prison for conspiracy and witness tampering stemming from his work as a lobbyist for Ukraine’s former pro-Russian president.
The sentence came on top of the nearly four years in prison Manafort received last week on federal charges of tax and bank fraud.
Minutes after Manafort was sentenced Wednesday, New York state prosecutors announced they had indicted him on state charges of falsifying financial records and mortgage fraud.