Manafort Faces Decades in Prison at Virginia Sentencing

Once a renowned lobbyist and associate of some of the world’s most powerful people, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s dazzling fall from an elite political world of spin and strategy ends Thursday when he is sentenced by a federal judge to what could effectively be life in prison for a bevy of financial crimes.

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Manafort Asks for Leniency in Virginia Tax-Crimes Sentence

Less than a week before he is sentenced for multiple financial fraud charges, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort told a federal judge in Virginia that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s recommendation he spend up to 24 years in prison is “clearly disproportionate” to the crimes.

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Saying He’s Been ‘Vilified,’ Manafort Pushes for Light Sentence

Paul Manafort fought back Monday against a scorching sentencing memo that describes him as an unrepentant serial liar who “presents a grave risk of recidivism,” claiming his “‘garden-variety’ and ‘esoteric’ offenses have led to Mr. Manafort being wildly vilified in a manner this country has not experienced in decades.”

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