Judge Rejects “Excessive” Mueller Recommendation and Sentences Manafort to 47 Months in Prison

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Former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort, 69, was sentenced to 47 months in prison by Judge T.S. Ellis on tax and bank fraud charges, despite Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s recommendation of 19 to 24 years, which would have left him to die in prison. Manafort will be sentenced later in March in a separate case in Washington, DC. None of the charges against Manafort involved allegations of collusion with the Russian government, but are instead related to his lobbying work for the Ukrainian government. Mueller gave Tony Podesta, a Clinton insider, immunity in this case even though just like Manafort, he failed to file a FARA form in a timely manner.

On Thursday evening, Judge T.S. Ellis rejected Mueller’s “excessive” recommendation that Paul Manafort serve 19.5 to 24.5 years in prison after a Virginia jury convicted Manafort on 8 counts of bank and tax fraud.

The Reagan-appointed judge sentenced Manafort to 47 months in prison.

In another blow to Mueller, Judge T.S. Ellis also wants Paul Manafort to be given credit for the 9 months he has already served in jail.

If this happens, Manafort will only have to serve 38 months (just over 3 years) in jail.

“Judge wants Paul Manafort to be given credit for the nine months he’s spent in jail, after a different judge revoked his bond last June. If that happens, Manafort’s time in prison from now on would total a little more than three years,” crime reporter Shimon Prokupecz tweeted on Thursday evening.

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