A federal judge added an additional 43 months to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s prison term Wednesday; making his total incarceration time 7 ½ years for tax and bank fraud charges as well as witness tampering.
The decision comes weeks after Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in prison for charges uncovered -yet unrelated- to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials during the 2016 election.
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“I am sorry for what I have done and for all of the activities that have gotten us here today,” said Manafort during the sentencing. “I know that it was my conduct that brought me here today. For that, I am remorseful.”
The additional time is related to charges of witness tampering and foreign laundering.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
BREAKING: Jury Finds Paul Manafort Guilty on Eight Charges, MISTRIAL for Remaining Ten
A federal jury in Virginia has reached a decision regarding former Trump campaign insider Paul Manafort’s Mueller probe; finding Manafort guilty on eight charges and failing to come to a consensus on the remaining ten.
“In a note passed to Judge T.S. Ellis III on Tuesday afternoon, the jury said it reached a verdict on eight counts. But the jury said it could not come to a decision on ten of the 18 counts,” writes Fox News.
“The jury began deliberating last Thursday after a three week trial where prosecutors said Manafort hid income earned from political work overseas from the IRS while fraudulently obtaining millions in bank loans. Manafort, 69, had pleaded not guilty,” adds the site.
“The judge in the financial crimes trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has declared a mistrial after the jury failed to reach a verdict on 10 counts of the 18,” writes ABC News.
More information as it develops…
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HANNITY: Manafort Case ‘HAS NOTHING TO DO’ with Russia Collusion, President Trump
Speaking during his opening monologue on ‘Hannity’ Tuesday night, Sean called-out the mainstream media’s hysterical coverage of the Paul Manafort trial; adding these charges have “nothing to do” with President Trump or Russia collusion.
“If you tuned into Fake News CNN you’d think this was the trial of the century, OJ Simpson all over again. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort now facing charges over an alleged tax evasion and money laundering dating back to 2005 and 2007,” said Hannity.
“These charges have nothing to do at all with the President. These charges have nothing to do with Russian collusion. I’ll be shocked if Russia is mentioned once in this trial. The mainstream media is on high-alert for the smoking gun against Donald Trump,” he added.
Watch Sean’s opening monologue above.