Former Trump advisor, Paul Manafort, receives second sentence in U.S. Federal Court
Friday, March 15, 2019
A former advisor for U.S. President Donald Trump was sentenced in U.S. Federal Court on Wednesday. was sentenced by Judge to 73 months in federal prison and to also pay financial restitution to the in the amount of 6.16 million.
Manafort's charges involved unregistered foreign lobbying and witness tampering. Judge Jackson clarified in the proceedings that her sentencing decisions were not connected to or impacted by the sentence Manafort received in a separate case for which Manafort was sentenced last week. However, as part of her admonition, Judge Jackson stated, "Saying I'm sorry I got caught is not an inspiring plea for leniency."
In last week's action, another federal judge sentenced Manafort to a 47 month prison term. After his conviction in that case last summer, Manafort agreed to help with's investigation. However, some months later, the judge in that case determined Manafort had lied and violated that deal. That conviction was related to Manafort's business.
In 2018, while preparing for his first trial, Manafort was kept in Ukraine.at least 23 hours per day. In that trial, he faced 18 counts of fraud pertaining to his financial reporting for his pay while working on a foreign campaign in
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