Manafort turns up to 10 years imprisonment in second sentence


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By Dartunorro Clark

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's one-time campaign president, faces up to 10 years of imprisonment in his second and last doomsday.

Manafort, 69, appeared before Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington, D.C., federal court, alleging two guilty charges brought by Specialist Robert Mueller. He arrived in a wheelchair and had a dark suit.

Berman Jackson will decide whether his sentence will be served simultaneously or sequentially with the 47-month sentence he received last week in a federal court in Virginiawhich led to criticism that his sentence was too light.

After the long-standing political operation was convicted of eight felony fraud counts in his Virginia case, Manafort was guilty of conspiracy charges in D.C. courtroom last September. He confronted a number to participate in a conspiracy against the United States involving money laundering, tax evasion, non-reporting of foreign bank account reports, violation of the law of foreign agents, and lying and wild representation to the Ministry of Justice.

The second counter, conspiracy to prevent justice, is tied to his efforts to lead testimony after he was accused in 2017.

Manafort and his court have a disputed relationship with Berman Jackson. She has often portrayed her lawyer for their conduct, probably so Manafort's board of directors, Kevin Downing, largely argued for another defense lawyer Richard Westling. She also recalled Manafort's bail and sent him to jail last June, after accusations of testimony had been assaulted.

"I can't blind this," Jackson said at the time. "This is not between school, I can't take your phone."