The former campaign adviser to President Trump received a sentence of six years and one month in prison on Wednesday, just a week after he received a 47 month sentence from a federal judge in Virginia.
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down the sentencing to Manafort, now 69 years old. The sentence was conspiring to defraud the US, charges that he pleaded guilty to in a cooperation deal with special counsel Robert Mueller last year.
Manafort apologized, telling the judge: “I am sorry for what I have done.”
“Please let my wife and I be together. Please don’t take me away any longer than the 47 months,” Manafort will turn 70 on April 1st.
“Saying I’m sorry I got caught is not an inspiring plea for leniency,” she told Manafort.
“He has been sentenced for each of the individual offenses that he was convicted in the Eastern District of Virginia,” Jackson said. “What’s happening today is not and cannot be a review or revision of a sentence that was imposed in another court.”
Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, one of Mueller’s main members of the Special Counsel stated:
“Paul Manafort’s upbringing, his education, his means, his opportunities could have led him to lead a life and to be a leading example in this country,” Weissmann said. “At each juncture, though, Mr. Manafort chose to take a different path. He engaged in crime again and again.”
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