Manafort gets 47 months, judge cites mostly ‘blameless’ life

Manafort gets 47 months, judge cites mostly ‘blameless’ life

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines.

Manafort, sitting in a wheelchair as he deals with complications from gout, had no visible reaction as he heard the 47-month sentence.

While that was the longest sentence to date to come from special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, it could have been much worse for Manafort.

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