President Trump’s former campaign chair is headed to prison, but not for long.
Paul Manafort was sentenced Thursday to 47 months in prison for his conviction on tax and bank fraud. He faced up to 24 years behind bars.
The legal community is reeling after Judge T.S. Ellis said Manafort “lives an otherwise blameless life.”
“As a former prosecutor, I’m embarrassed. As an American, I’m upset,” says former federal prosectur Glenn Kirschner.
The case stemmed from Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, but the charges themselves did not involve the presidential campaign.
Manafort, in a wheelchair and green jumpsuit, spoke for the first time in months, saying he felt punished, humiliated and shamed during the trial.
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