Manafort, who made a lucrative career as a political consultant to foreign politicians from dictators in Asia and Africa to oligarchs in Ukraine and Russian Federation, briefly served as President Donald Trump's campaign director.
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort ...
Vance's Office said a Grand Jury returned indictments against Manafort, 69, for a yearlong residential mortgage fraud scheme through which he and others falsified business records to illegally obtain millions of dollars.
In a plea cut in September 2018, Manafort admitted to money laundering, tax fraud and illegal foreign lobbying connected to his years of lucrative work for Ukrainian politicians, as well as defrauding banks to supplement his income with cash through mortgages.
She said the question of whether any members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation was "not presented in the case".
Jackson said that her finding Manafort "accepted responsibility" under sentencing for the sake of the calculations being done, is "not the same" as deciding he " has accepted responsibility in the existential and personal sense".
Trump has significant leeway to issue pardons for federal crimes, but he can't do so for state cases.
Kathleen Manafort attended her husband's hearing on Wednesday
In addition to its length, the focus will be on what portion of her sentence Jackson decides to run simultaneously with the 47 months imposed by Ellis, and what time, if any, she tacks on to run consecutively.
The breadth of Manafort's criminal activity - and his own written agreement with prosecutors - led to a recommended sentence double that amount. "I know that it was my conduct that brought me here today".
The case against Manafort in Washington focused more on his Ukraine work and election-year contacts with a longtime Russian aide.
Manafort's attorneys nonetheless argued that he had shown contrition by admitting guilt and that he has been struggling against an unfair and incorrect portrayal of himself in the press.
Jackson told Manafort still is not being straight with the court which, she told him pointedly, is one of those places where facts still matter.
Paul Manafort learned his fate on Wednesday, as Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced him to 73 months in prison for his federal case in Washington, D.C. This happens after Manafort was already sentenced to 47 months in a related federal case in Virginia, with 30 months running concurrent for both cases.
"I pledge to do all I can to accelerate the healing process", he said.
Manafort's sentence stemmed from his guilty plea for lobbying on behalf of a pro-Russian Ukrainian political figure without declaring the work, making it a key part of Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election.
Manafort, who will serve just over 90 months in prison, apologised for his actions and asked for leniency during his sentencing hearing.
The political environment since Manafort's indictment has been "very harsh", attorney Kevin Downing told the judge.
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