The Russia-special investigator Robert Mueller requested for the former campaign Manager of U.S. President Donald Trump is a high prison sentence. Paul Manafort, should be sentenced to between 19.6 and 24.4 years in prison, wrote to the office of Mueller's on Friday in court documents.
in Addition, Manafort is to be sentenced according to the figures, a fine of between 50'000 and $ 24 million. Manafort had been convicted last year by a Jury of guilty. Just a few days ago a judge had accused Manafort, to have false statements made. Thus, he had breached an agreement with Mueller, the Penalty relief provided.
Mueller investigates, among other things, whether Russia has influenced the presidential campaign in 2016, and whether there have been agreements with trump's campaign team. Manafort is in the investigation as a key figure. Trump rejects the accusations.
asked On Friday it became known that Mueller has interviewed during his investigation Trumps spokeswoman Sarah Sanders. "The President has me, pushed as well as anyone in the government, to cooperate with the special investigators," said Sanders to the channel CNN. "I like to volunteer together with them." The interview with Mueller and his Team had already been by the end of 2018.
Manafort had been spoken in August in a trial for tax evasion and Bank fraud in eight of the 18 charges guilty. Trump had Manafort pronounced thereafter his respect and made him a "brave man". In September, agreed Manafort then the cooperation with the Mueller Team. Trump has not broken publicly with Manafort. It is speculated that Manafort could possibly hope for is a pardon by Trump. In November it became known that Mueller's Team Manafort accused in the statements is a lie. (sda)
Created: 16.02.2019, 04:21 PM