President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort sentenced in federal court

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Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, faces up to 24 years in prison when he’s sentenced Wednesday for multiple financial crimes.

The sentencing comes after a federal jury in Virginia found Manafort guilty of failing to report $16.5 million in consulting fees for the Ukrainian government.

The Justice Department claims Manafort “repeatedly and brazenly violated the law.” The 69-year-old cut a deal, but lost it for lying and “witness tampering while on bail.”

Next week in Washington, Manafort faces another 10 years on similar charges. None of which are connected to the Trump campaign.

Meanwhile, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen delayed reporting to prison to finish testifying privately about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Russia during the 2016 campaign.

On Wednesday, Cohen reportedly presented documents to prove the president’s lawyers tried to change his testimony. NBC News has not yet reviewed those documents. 

One of Mr. Trump’s attorneys, Jay Sekulow, calls Cohen’s allegation “completely false.”

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