By Nick Baum
THURSDAY – 3/7/19
Former Trump campaign chairman and attorney Paul Manafort will be sentenced today by a federal judge on accounts of defrauding banks and government and not paying taxes on millions of dollars from Ukrainian political consulting. Prosecutors have already suggested 19 to 25 years in federal prison for the 69-year-old.
Some are predicting that the sentence that is being suggested for Manafort in addition to the additional charges could lead to the rest of his life behind bars, as well as millions of dollars in fines. He was indicted by the Mueller investigation into corruption and Russian ties in the Trump Presidential Campaign, which has been going on for almost two years.
Some panelists have pointed out the mood of Manafort, with some noting his depressed and sluggish appearance before and after trials. He was even allegedly sent to the hospital, and his lawyer said he’s changed. Despite these arguments, many believe his actions in the election as well as his corruption should lead to a long sentence.
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