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Ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison, well below Mueller's request

Manafort could have faced 25 years in prison
Posted at 7:01 PM, Mar 07, 2019

Former Trump presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in federal prison after having a plea bargain revoked after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team claimed Manafort was not cooperative with Mueller's investigation.

Mueller's team asked for 19-25 years.

Manafort's sentence is the longest so far handed down by a judge during Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling into 2016 election.

On Aug. 21, Manafort was found guilty on eight federal charges, while a judge declared a mistrial on 10 other criminal counts. The charges claims Manafort was guilty of conspiracy to defraud the United States, money laundering, failing to register as a foreign lobbyist, making false statements to investigators, and witness tampering, the Washington Post reported. He then pleaded guilty to two charges of conspiracy in another federal court. He will be sentenced for those crimes next week.

Last month, a federal judge agreed with Mueller that Manafort had violated his plea agreement.

Manafort has already spent nine months behind bars.