Paul Manafort sentenced to a additional 43 months by Judge Amy Berman Jackson

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Paul Manafort sentenced to additional 43 months by Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington, D.C., federal court.

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was facing up to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to 2 felony conspiracy charges in a Washington, D.C., federal court.

Judge Jackson sentenced Manafort to Manafort sentenced to 5 years on count 1 concurrently and 13 months on count 2 consecutively. In total Manafort will spend the next 7 years in federal prison.

Last week Manafort was sentenced to just under 4 years in a Virginia Federal Court, which many believed was too light of a sentence. Judge Jackson had to decide to run the sentences concurrent or consecutive.

In court this morning, Manafort said "I am sorry for what I have done and for all the activities that have gotten us here today."

Manafort also stated: "I stand here today to assure the court that I am a different person who stood before you in October of 2017."

Some notable quotes from Judge Jackson to Manafort:

"It's hard to overstate the number of lies, the amount of fraud and the extraordinary amount of money involved."

"Court is one of those places where facts still matter."

"What you were doing was lying to Congress and the American public."

Manafort will now spend the next 7.5 years in prison and now the question is: Will Donald Trump issue his good friend Paul a pardon?

 

If Trump issues a pardon, will the SDNY indict Manafort on state charges?

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