Paul Manafort entered a courtroom in Virginia on March 7, 2019, wearing a green jumpsuit, carrying a cane, and was in a wheelchair. Federal Judge T.S. Ellis sentenced Manafort to 47 months in prison.
Prosecutors recommended Manafort be sentenced between 19-and-a-half to 24 years in prison. He was convicted in Aug. 2018 on 8 felony convictions.
Greg Andres, the prosecutor for Mueller told stated in front of the judge “Manafort did not provide any new information or valuable information that was not already known.”
Manafort spoke at the hearing and did not apologize for the crimes he committed. He asked the judge for compassion and leniency.
Manafort said to the judge that he appreciated the fairness the judge showed him, how he received a fair trial and the judge did everything in his powers to make sure things ran smoothly.
None of the sentencing today involved Manafort’s work with the Trump campaign.
MSNBC said if the person committing the crimes was a minority he would have been treated differently.
Manafort is scheduled to appear on March 13 in a Washington, D.C. federal court for a second hearing on felony counts he pled guilty to in 2018.
Written by Barbara Sobel
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