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Manafort Receives an Additional 3 1/2 Years in Prison

WDIO
Created: March 13, 2019 07:58 PM

President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is back in federal court for another sentencing hearing where he received an additional three and a half years in prison.

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That sentencing adds to the roughly four-year sentence Manafort received in a separate case in Virginia last week which means the 69-year-old will spend up to seven and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to crimes including conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and money laundering.

"Very sad, very sad day for such a callous harsh sentence that is totally unnecessary," said Manafort's Lawyer, Kevin Downing.

Manafort's guilty plea is part of a plea deal requiring his full cooperation with special counsel investigators into possible collusion between the campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.

Prosecutors say he violated that deal by continuing to lie, and the judge said Manafort didn't accept responsibility for his actions.

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