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  • Senior Ukrainian official says he's opened probe into US election interference

    03/20/2019 4:55:01 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/20/2019 | john Solomon
    Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko told Hill.TV’s John Solomon in an interview aired on Wednesday that he has opened a probe into alleged attempts by Ukrainians to interfere in the United States' 2016 presidential election. “Today we will launch a criminal investigation about this and we will give legal assessment of this information,” Lutsenko said last week. Lutsenko is probing a claim from a member of the Ukrainian parliament that the director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), Artem Sytnyk, attempted to the benefit of the 2016 U.S. presidential election on behalf of Hillary Clinton. A State Department...
  • NY's political prosecution of Manafort should scare us all

    03/14/2019 9:24:08 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/14/2019 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has indicted Paul Manafort for mortgage fraud and more than a dozen other state felonies. This is a nakedly political prosecution. Democrats, who run the Empire State, are apoplectic that President Trump could pardon his former campaign manager, who has been sentenced to 90 months in prison in the Mueller probe. Well, as the New York Times notes, the New York state charges filed Wednesday are based on bank loans that were part of the fraud charges brought by Robert Mueller in the Virginia case. The Times says that “the Manhattan prosecutors deferred their inquiry...
  • Paul Manafort gets 43 more months in prison from DC judge

    03/13/2019 3:08:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 13, 2019 12:15 PM | Jerry Dunleavy
    Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Wednesday sentenced Paul Manafort to 43 more months in prison on two conspiracy charges. The sentence follows the nearly four-year sentence he received last week from a Virginia judge for concealing millions of dollars of overseas income. The conspiracy charges were heard in Washington, D.C., and deal with charges of committing crimes against the U.S. and obstructing justice, to which he pleaded guilty last year. The new sentence means Manafort still needs to serve nearly 7 years in prison. Here's how his sentencing breaks down: Jackson sentenced Manafort to 60 months total for the first...
  • Paul Manafort sentenced on foreign lobbying and witness tampering charges

    03/13/2019 9:35:22 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 13, 2019
    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Wednesday to a total of 81 months in prison in connection with his guilty plea related to foreign lobbying and witness tampering, a term he will serve including the 47-month sentence handed down in a separate case in Virginia last week.
  • Hmmm: Manafort Gets Relatively Light Second Sentence Too — And A New Indictment

    03/13/2019 11:39:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/13/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Before Paul Manafort’s sentence-o-rama tour through the courts last week, he faced a potential for consecutive sentences running into decades in prison. By this afternoon, Manafort appeared to have gotten off lightly not once but twice. Judge Amy Berman Jackson added a 43-month prison term to the 47 months Judge T.S. Ellis handed down, with enough overlap that Manafort faces 81 months in federal prison altogether.That may not be good news, but it wasn’t as bad as it might have been: WATCH: NBC News Special Report: With judge's second sentence, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is receiving 90...
  • Paul Manafort indicted by NY prosecutors after federal sentencing

    03/13/2019 9:59:43 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 47 replies
    New York prosecutors announced the indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Wednesday, only minutes after his sentencing in a federal case. The 16 charges unveiled by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance relate to mortgage fraud, conspiracy and falsifying business records.
  • NY prosecutors announce Manafort indictment minutes after federal sentencing

    03/13/2019 10:12:34 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03-13-19 | Jacob Pramuk Kevin Breuninger
    New York prosecutors Wednesday announced the indictment of President Donald Trump's former campaign chief, Paul Manafort, only minutes after his sentencing in a federal case. The 16 charges unveiled by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance relate to mortgage fraud, conspiracy and falsifying business records. "No one is beyond the law in New York," Vance said in a statement. Manafort's alleged actions "strike at the heart of New York's sovereign interests, including the integrity of our residential mortgage market," Vance added.
  • Paul Manafort Was an Agent of Ukraine, Not Russia

    03/09/2019 7:32:00 PM PST · by NorseViking · 26 replies
    NR by Yahoo ^ | March 9, 2019
    Have you ever noticed what Paul Manafort’s major crime was? After two years of investigation, after the predawn raid in which his wife was held at gunpoint, after months of solitary confinement that have left him a shell of his former self, have you noticed what drew the militant attention of the Obama Justice Department, the FBI, and, ultimately, a special counsel who made him the centerpiece of Russia-gate? According to the indictment Robert Mueller filed against him, Manafort was an unregistered “agent of the Government of Ukraine.” He also functioned as an agent of Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s president from...
  • Trump feels ‘very badly’ for Paul Manafort after sentencing

    03/08/2019 8:22:49 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03-08-19 | Yaron Steinbuch
    President Trump on Friday morning said he felt “very badly” for Paul Manafort, but that he has not discussed a pardon for his former campaign manager, who was sentenced to 47 months in prison. “I feel very badly for Paul Manafort,” the president told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing on a trip to survey the tornado damage in Alabama. He said this “is a very, very tough time” for Manafort, 69, who still faces sentencing in a separate case next week in DC, where a judge could impose as much as 10 more years...
  • Judge Ellis rebuked Special Counsel Mueller when sentencing Paul Manafort

    03/08/2019 6:45:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/08/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Judge T.S. Ellis, a Reagan appointee to the Federal District Court for Eastern Virginia, is well-known for speaking his mind. Yesterday, in sentencing Paul Manafort, he rebuked Team Mueller’s harsh sentence recommendation of 19-24 years’ imprisonment as “excessive,” and instead set a lot of progressives’ hair on fire by imposing a sentence of 47 months, and recommended counting the nine months of time served (much of it in solitary confinement, imposed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson in a separate case in DC District Court) against that total, meaning just over three years of imprisonment. Paul Manafort's mug shot -...
  • Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 months

    03/07/2019 4:02:19 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 47 replies
    not the 20-24 years the Feds wanted
  • Paul Manafort gets less than 4 years for tax, bank fraud

    03/07/2019 4:24:19 PM PST · by conservative98 · 68 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 7, 2019 | Bruce Golding
    Paul Manafort was sentenced Thursday to just under four years in prison for a massive fraud scheme tied to his work as a political consultant for Ukraine’s pro-Russian government, according to reports from the Virginia courthouse. The 47-month sentence imposed by federal Judge T.S. Ellis III was far below sentencing guidelines of 19-1/2 to 24 years, which Ellis called “excessive.”
  • Trump's former campaign chief Manafort faces what could be a life in prison for bank and tax fraud

    03/07/2019 4:49:03 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03-07-19 | Sarah N. Lynch
    President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will be sentenced by a U.S. judge in Virginia on Thursday for bank and tax fraud. The fraud was uncovered during Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election. Manafort could face what effectively would be a life sentence in prison for the eight charges the veteran Republican political consultant was convicted of by a jury in Alexandria last August.
  • Manafort doesn't deserve leniency, Mueller filing argues

    02/23/2019 1:15:28 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/23/19 | John Bowden, Lydia Wheeler
    Special counsel Robert Mueller says in a new filing that he’s not taking a position on how much time Paul Manafort should spend in prison for charges in Washington, D.C., but told the judge presiding over his case that he doesn’t deserve leniency. “Nothing about Manafort’s upbringing, schooling, legal education, or family and financial circumstances mitigates his criminality,” Mueller said in a heavily redacted sentencing memo released Saturday, which details Manafort’s crimes. In the document, originally filed under seal on Friday night, Mueller said that the onetime Trump campaign chairman agreed in his plea deal that anything less than the...
  • Prosecutors preparing to charge Manafort if Trump pardons him

    02/22/2019 12:13:15 PM PST · by Coronal · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 22 2019 | Sonam Sheth
    State prosecutors in New York are preparing a criminal case against Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign, in the event that Trump pardons him for federal crimes, Bloomberg News reported. According to the report, Cyrus Vance Jr., the New York district attorney, is gearing up to file tax and accounting charges against Manafort if Trump exercises his pardon power. The Constitution grants the president authority to pardon federal crimes but not state crimes. Manhattan prosecutors have been investigating Manafort since 2017, months before the special counsel Robert Mueller charged the former Trump campaign chairman with failure...
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  • Mueller recommends Manafort serve at least 19 years in prison

    02/15/2019 5:32:16 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/19 | Lydia Wheeler
    Prosecutors working in special counsel Robert Mueller's office are recommending a federal judge in Virginia sentence President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to at least 19 years in prison. Manafort was convicted on eight counts of bank and tax fraud in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia last summer. Prosecutors have recommended that Manafort, 69, serve a sentence of 19.5 to 24.5 years in prison for the crimes. Mueller's office is also recommending a fine range of $50,000 to $24.4 million, a term of supervised release of up to five years, restitution in the amount...
  • BREAKING: Judge Tosses Out Manafort's Plea Deal. Here's Why.

    02/13/2019 4:42:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies ^ | Fenruary 13, 2018 | Beth Baumann
    Decision at link. A federal court judge on Wednesday threw out Paul Manafort's plea agreement. According to the judge, when Manafort entered the agreement, he said he would "cooperate fully, truthfully, completely and forthrightly with the government," but he broke that agreement when he lied to special counselor Robert Mueller. Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that Manafort "intentionally made multiple false statements to the FBI, the OSC [office of the special counsel] and the grand jury concerning matters that were material to the investigation." Here's the full court decision:
  • Firms Recruited by Paul Manafort Are Investigated Over Foreign Payments

    02/06/2019 8:01:11 AM PST · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 05 Feb 2019 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Federal prosecutors in recent weeks have been interviewing witnesses about the flow of foreign money to three powerful law and lobbying firms that Paul Manafort recruited seven years ago to help improve the image of the Russia-aligned president of Ukraine, people familiar with the questioning said. The previously unreported interviews about the flow of the money are among the latest developments in the investigation of key figures who worked at the three firms — Mercury Public Affairs, the Podesta Group and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Prosecutors have focused on the role of Skadden Arps’s lead partner on the...
  • Federal judge abruptly cancels Paul Manafort sentencing

    01/28/2019 5:27:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2019 | Jeff Mordock
    A federal judge in Virginia Monday abruptly canceled the sentencing hearing for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, originally scheduled for next month. The hearing in which Mr. Manafort would have learned his fate for a host of financial fraud crimes was initially set for Feb 8. But U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis said it was “prudent” to delay the hearing because of a separate, but related dispute in Washington, D.C. “Because it appears that resolution of the current dispute in defendant’s prosecution in the District of Columbia may have some effect on the sentencing decision in this case,...