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Manafort gets 47 months in prison

"Manafort gets 47 months in prison" "After many years in the political hot spot, lined with a lavish lifestyle, sentenced the president of Donald Trumps for

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Manafort gets 47 months in prison
"Manafort gets 47 months in prison"

"After many years in the political hot spot, lined with a lavish lifestyle, sentenced the president of Donald Trumps former kampanjchef Paul Manafort to an unexpectedly short prison sentences for financial crime."

"the 47 months, less than four years old, was the verdict. Prosecutors had recommended between 19 and 24 years in prison."

" We can't erase history and all the previous judgments in similar cases, said Ellis, who noted that he wanted to see on the Manaforts whole life when he considered the length of the sentence."

"– He has been a good friend and generous person. But it can not conceal his criminal conduct, said Ellis, but also added that the Manaforts tax evasion was theft from everyone who pays taxes."

"Manafort sentenced therefore to repay 24 million dollars, which he considered ill-gotten illegal way, as well as 50 000 dollars in fines."

"Donald Trump's former kampanjchef was convicted in August of last year on eight charges relating to economic crime, including bank fraud and tax evasion. The time he has been in custody, since June of last year, will be drawn away from the judgment at 47 months."

"Rolled into the court."

"Before Ellis' announcement of the punishment rolled 69-year-old Manafort into court in a wheelchair, dressed in a green fånguniform with the words "

"for The past two years have been the hardest in my and my family's life," said Manafort to Ellis."

"– To say that I feel humiliated and ashamed, would be a big understatement."

"Ellis expressed some sympathy for Manafort, but noted in its justification of the length of the sentence that he was surprised by the sentenced slutplädering."

" I'm surprised to not hear you express any form of remorse for your wrong behavior," he said."

"the Prosecution, where the penalty is now to be laid down has been brought within the framework of the special prosecutor Robert mueller's so-called Rysslandsutredning, about the Russian influence on the election campaign in 2016 and, possibly, the relations between Trumpkampanjen and Moscow. Judge T S Ellis pointed out, however, that Manafort in this case was not prosecuted for anything that has with Russian interference in the choice to make."

"in Parallel, Mueller and his colleagues further proceedings against Manafort including conspiracy against the state, vittnespåverkan and failure to register as a foreign agent."

"In that case went Manafort in the fall, with the recognition of certain crimes and cooperate with investigators and the FBI against strafflindring. The cooperation was interrupted, however, in november, when the investigators could demonstrate that Manafort lied. The lies concerned, among other things, contacts with Manaforts former business partner Konstantin Kilimnik, who are suspected of having links to Russian intelligence. Judgment in the case is expected later in march."

"When it comes to the current goal recommended by the prosecutors a strafflängd between 19 and 24 years. Manaforts lawyers objected vehemently to this, with reference to the 69-year-old is a förstagångsförbrytare as is "

"A number of analysts conclude that Manafort lied to investigators to protect the president, the Trump, and that he hopes to eventually be pardoned. Trump has in connection with the trial, expressed themselves favourably on the Manafort and described him as the "

"the Suspicions of collusion between Trumps staff and the Russian government, which u.s. intelligence agencies have ruled meddled in the electoral campaign of 2016, has followed the president since he took office in 2017. This is partly because Russia's U.S. ambassador Sergey Kisljak has had several meetings with representatives of the Trumpkampanjen before the election."

"Donald Trump himself has repeatedly said that his campaign is not a conspiracy with Russia and called mueller's investigation of a witch-hunt. Although Moscow has denied any involvement in the attempt to influence the presidential election."

"Rysslandsutredningen has so far resulted in at least seven of the persons recognized guilty or convicted and that at least 27 have been charged, at the side of the three Russian companies. Among the convicted is the president's former kampanjchef Paul Manafort and Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen."

"Rysslandsutredningen is almost completed, according to reports in the american media. When fully completed, will Robert Mueller to hand over to attorney general William Barr, who was appointed by the Trump, and as in the past criticized the investigation – which determines how much of it should be published."

"Source: The Wall Street Journal with several"

' Paul Manafort is a veteran in republican circles in Washington DC and has worked with the former presidents Ronald Reagan and George H W Bush's campaigns. He was Donald Trumps kampanjchef between may and August 2016, but was forced to resign since his work for the proryske Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych has become known."

"It was probably one of the many lucrative assignments. Manafort is also renowned for his extravagant lifestyle, including his jacket in the black strutsläder, another in the snake skin, and a pink kritstrecksrandig costume – clothing worth several hundred thousand dollars. Through the years he has put huge amounts on, among other luxury watches, house and garden design."

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