Paul Manafort will serve a total of seven and a half years in federal prison, but this doesn’t include the criminal charges that are expected to be filed in New York, Illinois, and Rhode Island.
Paul Manafort is likely to face state criminal charges
Harry Litman said on MSNBC, “He’s looking at being out, perhaps, 77, a little younger, that’s if, of course, none of the states that are waiting here, Rhode Island, New York, Illinois impose additional time…I think that’s a real possibility. I wouldn’t say it’s light, she gave 7 1/2 years, 2 1/2 of them were concurrent as they had to be with the guidelines. So that amounts to the extra 43 months. But overall for a 10 year maximum, 7-year sentence, that’s down the middle. So far that’s what’s she’s been a down the middle, by the book judge. That’s gratifying for the system.”
Judge Jackson imposes a 7-year sentence, and Manafort could be facing state charges in New York, Rhode Island, and Illinois. pic.twitter.com/QDEljhA5QS
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Paul Manafort is likely going to spend the rest of his life in prison
Even if Trump pardons Paul Manafort either after he loses the 2020 election or wins a second term, there are at least three states preparing to charge Trump’s former campaign chairman with felonies. The sentence on Wednesday is only the end of the federal phase of Paul Manafort’s legal problems. Manafort is likely going to spend the rest of his life in prison. The sentence wasn’t a “victory” for Trump or a criticism of the Mueller investigation, but a step in putting a man who was at the top of Trump’s campaign behind bars for years to come.
The men who basked in chants of lock her up are one by one being locked up themselves.
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