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Manafort sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison

The Ex-campaign chief of U.S. President Donald Trump , Paul Manafort, has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison. A US court imposed Thursday a 47-mont

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Manafort sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison

The Ex-campaign chief of U.S. President Donald Trump , Paul Manafort, has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison. A US court imposed Thursday a 47-month prison sentence against the 69-Year-old because of tax and Bank fraud.

The court in Alexandria in the US state of Virginia, remained with the punishment of 47 months, which is significantly below the demand of the public Prosecutor's office, which had demanded a prison sentence of up to 25 years.

The 69-Year-old had been spoken to in the process already last August by a jury, among other things, for tax evasion and Bank fraud guilty. This process had not to do directly with the Russia-affair Trump. In a further process against Manafort before a court in Washington will be like in the coming week a verdict.

In this second process are accused of Manafort in connection with his former illegal lobbying for Ukrainian politicians, conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Manafort had agreed in September to cooperate with FBI special investigator Robert Mueller is ready. In the case of Mueller's investigation is, among other things, whether there has been in the election campaign of 2016, secret-fixing of the Trump camp with Russia, and whether or not Trump has obstructed the administration of justice.

investigators lied to

in the opinion of the court in Washington Manafort Mueller's Team has lied, however, in their investigations and, thus, against an agreement for a reduced sentence failed. Also in this method, Manafort in prison. The 69-Year-old is already sitting since June in pre-trial detention.

U.S. special investigator Robert Mueller described Manafort, in a Memo recently as the "three most" Criminal "repeatedly and flagrantly" violated the law.

Manafort was pushed in March 2016 to Trumps choice fight camp. In June 2016, Trump made him his campaign Manager. In the same month took part Manafort, to a Meeting with a Russian lawyer at the Trump Tower, the tendrils of many questions. (chk/AFP/sda)

Created: 08.03.2019, 01:07 PM

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