State Case Against Paul Manafort Tossed by New York Judge

Posted on AllSides December 18th, 2019
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A New York judge tossed a state criminal case against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, saying the indictment violated a law that protects defendants from being prosecuted for the same crimes twice.

Mr. Manafort, 70 years old, is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence after his federal convictions on bank and tax fraud, among other crimes. Mr. Manafort didn’t appear in court Wednesday due to health issues, the judge said.

The state indictment, brought by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, had accused the former Trump campaign chairman of submitting...

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