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Manafort Smackdown

Submitted by ub on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:58

PJ Manafort, the political consultant and attorney who joined Donald Trump's presidential campaign team in March 2016 and was promoted to campaign chairman from March to August 2016.

Manafort returned to federal court for a final court appearance, 17 months after the first indictment of Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation brought him in to face a judge and five months after his help to Mueller's investigation fell apart.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the US District Court in Washington, DC, sentenced him to 43 months and now PJ may spend 7.5 years in prison.

Manafort was previously an adviser to the U.S. presidential campaigns of Republicans Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H Bush.

New York Prosecutors Are Coming for Trump’s Associates. The state indictment of Paul Manafort, right after his federal sentencing signals trouble for the president https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-03-13/paul-manafort-s-n…

U.S. judge gives Manafort 73 months https://reut.rs/2HsT8bO

The Latest: Manafort sentenced to 3½ more years in prison https://apnews.com/7f967313552c4f7fb56c9c1a1cfbb97a