Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison

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In this April 4, 2018 file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Members of the Manafort family who run the Connecticut-based Manafort Brothers Inc. construction company are defending their family name while distancing themselves from Paul Manafort Jr., who is facing sentencing this month for financial […]

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 47 months in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians.

Judge T.S. Ellis III imposed the sentence Thursday, capping the only jury trial following indictments stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

A jury last year convicted Manafort on eight counts, concluding that he hid from the Internal Revenue Service millions of dollars he earned from his work in Ukraine.

Federal sentencing guidelines had called for a term of roughly 20 years, but few observers had expected he would receive a sentence that long.

Manafort still faces sentencing in the District of Columbia, where he pleaded guilty in a separate case connected to illegal lobbying.

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