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

Paul Manafort returns to court for another sentencing

Donald Trump's Former Campaign Manager Sentenced To Eight Years In Jail

The indictment comes the same day a federal judge sentenced Manafort to an additional three and a half years of prison on conspiracy charges related to his foreign lobbying work and witness tampering.

The government is supposed to tell Judge Berman Jackson, who also has that matter, whether or not they are prepared to move forward with sentencing of Rick Gates.

"I am sorry for what I have done and all the activities that have got me here today", Manafort told the court. "While I can not undo the past, I will ensure that the future will be very different".

The 69-year-old, who arrived in court in a wheelchair, said he was the primary caregiver of his wife and wanted the chance for them to resume their life together.


Ellis, who has publicly voiced contempt for the Mueller investigation, however, sentenced Manafort to just 47 months behind bars for his crimes. Thirty of those months will run concurrent to the four-year sentence handed down last week, meaning Manafort is slated to serve a total of 90 months in prison. The 16-count indictment accused Manafort and others of falsifying business records to fraudulently obtain millions of dollars in mortgages. "Does that resonate with you, or do you still sentence him to what you are going to sentence him to you when you woke up this morning?"

The two criminal cases pursued by Mueller case caused a remarkable downfall for Manafort, a prominent figure in Republican Party circles for decades who also worked as a consultant to such global figures as former Angolan rebel leader Jonas Savimbi, former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and pro-Russia former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

"She needs me and I need her. Why would I take it off the table?"

"I think the judge showed that she is incredibly hostile toward Mr. Manafort and exhibited a level of callousness that I've not seen in a white-collar case in over 15 years of prosecutions", Downing told reporters, noting that he was "disappointed" by the sentence.


White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said when asked about whether Trump will rule out a pardon for Mana for that "the president has made his position on that clear, and he'll make a decision when he is ready".

Both cases originated from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference and possible collusion between Trump's campaign team and Moscow officials. Whether collusion happened was not a subject of the charges against Manafort. That punishment marked Manafort's second round of sentencing as part of Mueller's probe.

Manafort's case, while specifically dealing with his lobbying in Ukraine and financial crimes, is at the center of Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. Again, the case did not turn on his leadership of Trump's campaign. They have also said the case does not prove that the campaign worked with Russian Federation to help Trump win the election. Mueller is expected to soon conclude his investigation in a confidential report to the Justice Department.

In the past, Trump has tweeted about how poorly he felt Manafort was being treated.


Mueller and federal prosecutors also have secured guilty pleas for various offenses from Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen and former foreign affairs adviser George Papadopoulos, while also indicting long-time Trump adviser Roger Stone.

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