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Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison for tax and bank fraud

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    Deimos Link
    The article mentions it, but it's important to note that this is only for the Virginia case, and he's also being sentenced separately in DC next week (March 13), where the judge is less likely to...

    The article mentions it, but it's important to note that this is only for the Virginia case, and he's also being sentenced separately in DC next week (March 13), where the judge is less likely to be lenient.

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    1. escher Link Parent
      I certainly hope so. The rest of the world won't be able to take the United States seriously again unless everyone involved in the Trump crimes is put away for a very long time.

      I certainly hope so. The rest of the world won't be able to take the United States seriously again unless everyone involved in the Trump crimes is put away for a very long time.

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    2. Archimedes Link Parent
      The article is a bit misleading on the 20 years stated. The DC court has a maximum of 10 years in this case, but Judge Amy Berman Jackson can choose whether to add those consecutively or...

      Manafort is scheduled to appear Thursday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, where he could get 20 years under federal guidelines but his lawyers have sought a shorter sentence.

      The article is a bit misleading on the 20 years stated. The DC court has a maximum of 10 years in this case, but Judge Amy Berman Jackson can choose whether to add those consecutively or concurrently to the Virginia sentencing.

      The lawyers I've listened to (Ken White) guessed Judge Ellis would give Manafort about 10 years and then Judge Jackson to give 5 consecutive and 5 concurrent, but I'm wondering if now she might now be more inclined to give Manafort the full 10 years consecutively given that this sentence is so lenient.

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  2. guild525 Link
    He got less than even his defense attorney's asked for... I wonder what's gonna happen if Democrats get control of all three branches.

    He got less than even his defense attorney's asked for... I wonder what's gonna happen if Democrats get control of all three branches.

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  3. A_Little_Star Link
    I woke up to this news, it made me so mad that he got away with funding dictators and breaking numerous laws. The US justice system feels like a joke. Im hoping at his next trial he's given the...

    I woke up to this news, it made me so mad that he got away with funding dictators and breaking numerous laws. The US justice system feels like a joke. Im hoping at his next trial he's given the full amount.

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