Paul Manafort Sentenced to 47 Months in Prison

Headline Roundup March 8th, 2019

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in prison—well below the 19-24 years stipulated by federal sentencing guidelines—with Judge T. S. Ellis saying that he has lived "an otherwise blameless life.”

Paul Manafort Sentenced to 47 Months in Prison

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Democratic lawmakers on Friday harshly criticized the lighter-than-expected prison sentence handed down to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III Thursday night.

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Trump’s former campaign chair has always acted with impunity, as if the laws never applied to him.

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President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced on Thursday by a U.S. judge to less than four years in prison - far shy of federal sentencing guidelines - for financial crimes uncovered during Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election.

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