WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia court sentenced 47-month-old Paul Manavort, former campaign manager to President Donald Trump, to a 47-month jail sentence in the first cases of private investigator Robert Mueller.
The 69-year-old was far short of the US Justice Department's recommendations that the judge should have been sentenced to 19 to 24 years in prison for crimes involving tax fraud and bank fraud.
Manavort spoke before the verdict before the verdict, telling the judge that he had plenty of time to think while he was behind bars in solitary confinement and asked for sympathy.
"The past two years have been the hardest years for my family and me, to say I feel much less humiliated and ashamed (from reality)."
Manavort faces an additional 10 years in jail on March 13 in Washington for conspiracy charges related to his work with former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his pro-Russian party from 2005 to 2014.