After the new charges .. 7 years imprisonment for the Trump campaign manager[/rtl]
[rtl]Editorial date: 2019/3/13 23:19 • 49 times read[/rtl]
An American court on Wednesday sentenced Paul Manavort, former campaign manager to President Donald Trump, to 43 months in jail on charges of conspiring after being sentenced to 47 months in prison for fraud and bank fraud.
Judge Emmee Berman Jackson said during a reading in Washington that Manavort showed little regret and "it was hard to exaggerate the number of lies" he echoed.
Manavort took advantage of the nine months he actually spent in prison, reducing his sentence to 81 months, less than 7 years.
The Manavort case is one of the most important issues arising from the investigation into the Russian intervention in the US presidential election of 2016, conducted by Special Inspector Robert Mueller.
But Judge Jackson assured the court that the case had nothing to do with the 2016 election, and that it was only linked to Manavort's political consultation activities for pro-Russian pro-Russian politicians.
Before the verdict, Manafort appealed to the judge not to judge him for more than 47 months in the case of tax fraud and banking, but his appeal did not resonate.
The conviction is a big fall for a Republican political adviser who has worked for three White House presidents - Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush.
The prosecution alleged that Manavort used foreign bank accounts to conceal more than $ 55 million he had earned in working for the Ukrainians.
Last week, Trump said that Manafort was going through "a very difficult time" and that he was "very sympathetic" to him.
A White House amnesty could release Manforth, but other charges brought against him Wednesday at the New York court have reshuffled the papers and complicated the case.
The court accused Manavort of a mortgage fraud and four other crimes, less than an hour after the judge read the federal government in Washington for seven years.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has revealed 16 state criminal charges against Manavort that can not be pardoned by Trump if convicted, because they are state-level charges and not federal charges.
"No one is above the law in New York," Vance said in a statement.
The new charges in New York could be fraud, forging business records and conspiring to 25 years, which are outside the scope of the presidential amnesty