To say that I feel humiliated and ashamed, would be a big understatement ... My professional and financial life is sacrificed.
Paul Manafort, on Thursday, in connection with that he got his first imprisonment and miljonböter for, among other things, fraud and tax evasion. 69-year-old Manafort, rewritten in the united states for his extravagant lifestyle and for many years a profile in republican circles in Washington DC, was driven into court in Virginia in a wheelchair, dressed in a green prison. During his short speech, he asked not for forgiveness – something Virginiadomaren T S Ellis noted and hinted that he should do when he gets the next punishment.
Possibly, he is right. The judge Manafort faced during Wednesday is more stringent than the Ellis, according to the news site Bloomberg : Amy Berman Jackson, who seems at a federal court in Washington, D.C., which last summer decided to Manafort would sit behind bars because he is accused of vittnespåverkan.
It was in her court as the former kampanjchefen in the fall, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and promised to cooperate with the special prosecutor Robert mueller's so-called Rysslandsutredning, which examines the Russian influence on the election campaign in 2016 and, possibly, the relations between Trumpkampanjen and Moscow.
kampanjchef between may and August 2016 but he was forced to resign since it emerged that he worked for the proryske Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych and received illegal payments.
It was also Amy Berman Jackson, who earlier in the winter stated that Manafort violated the settlement agreement with Mueller by lying to investigators about, among other things, their contacts with the former partner Konstantin Kilimnik. According to public prosecutor shall Manafort during the election campaign have shared the opinion polls with Kilimnik, who are suspected of having links to the Russian intelligence service, and discussed a possible plan to lift the U.S. sanctions imposed against Russia after the annexation of the Ukrainian Crimea.
the Lies raises ”legitimate questions about the Manaforts loyalty”, was named in Jackson's decision, according to Bloomberg. The political consultant can now be sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison and it is up to the judge if the punishment shall be added on top of it, which was imposed last week.
has been transformative for the Manafort previously owned luxury housing, cars, antiques and upscale clothing – like a jacket in the pytonormskinn and one in ostrich skins, both worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
President Trump, who repeatedly refused to dealings with Moscow and attacked the Rysslandsutredningen, has expressed sympathy for Manafort. A number of analysts in the USA conclude that Manafort lied to investigators to protect the president in the hope to eventually be pardoned.