Paul Manafort is Sentenced to 47 Months in Prison

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On Thursday, Paul Manafort, who was involved with Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential campaign, was sentenced to 47 months in prison for fraud. Manafort was found guilty of tax fraud and bank fraud.

"The last two years have been the most difficult of my life," Manafort stated. "To say I am humiliated and ashamed would be a gross understatement."

Manafort was convicted of fraud last year and reached a plea deal with prosecutors, but in February, a court ruled that Manafort had broken the plea deal. A statement from the judge of the case in February read: “Should it be judged by the Government in its sole discretion that the defendant has failed to cooperate fully, has intentionally given false, misleading or incomplete information or testimony, has committed or attempted to commit any further crimes, or has otherwise violated any provision of this agreement, the defendant will not be released from his pleas of guilty but the Government will be released from its obligations under the agreement.”

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