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Paul Manafort to spend 7.5 years in prison after 2nd sentencing

ALEXANDRIA, VA - MARCH 08: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort (R) leaves the Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse with his wife Kathleen Manafort (L) after an arraignment hearing as a protester holds up a sign March 8, 2018 in Alexandria, Virginia. Manafort pleaded not guilty to new tax and fraud charges, brought by special counsel Robert MuellerÕs Russian interference investigation team, at the Alexandria federal court in Virginia, where he resides. A trial date has been set for July 10, 2018.   Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

 Donald Trum’s ex-aide Paul Manafort sentenced to 7.5 years in prison

Paul Manafort to spend 7.5 years in prison after 2nd sentencing

ALEXANDRIA, VA - MARCH 08: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort (2nd R) arrives with his wife Kathleen Manafort (R) at the Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse for an arraignment hearing as a protester holds up a sign March 8, 2018 in Alexandria, Virginia. Manafort was scheduled to enter a plea on new tax and fraud charges, brought by special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian interference investigation team, at the Alexandria federal court in Virginia, where he resides.   Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

ALEXANDRIA, VA – MARCH 08: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort (2nd R) arrives with his wife Kathleen Manafort (R) at the Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse for an arraignment hearing as a protester holds up a sign March 8, 2018 in Alexandria, Virginia. Manafort was scheduled to enter a plea on new tax and fraud charges, brought by special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian interference investigation team, at the Alexandria federal court in Virginia, where he resides. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

WASHINGTON — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Wednesday to a total of 7 1/2 years in federal prison for financial crimes stemming from twin cases from the special counsel’s office.

Appearing at his second sentencing in as many weeks, Manafort switched gears from the contentious approach he and his attorneys had taken previously and apologized, asking for lenience and no additional prison time so he could take care of his wife. Instead, the judge gave Manafort a full rebuke for his public posturing and his crimes before delivering the sentence.

“There was no question this defendant knew better and he knew exactly what he was doing,” US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson said in the final minutes in court with Manafort Wednesday.

Jackson ordered Manafort to serve an additional 43 months on federal conspiracy and obstruction charges, on top of a 47-month sentence he already received for financial convictions from a jury in Virginia. To read more go the link below:

Paul Manafort to spend 7.5 years in prison after 2nd sentencing

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