U.S. judge gives Manafort 73 months

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced President Donald Trump‘s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to 73 months in prison for two conspiracy charges arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said 30 of the months would run concurrently with Manafort‘s sentence last week in a separate case. Manafort apologized for his actions and asked for leniency during a sentencing hearing. Last week, a federal judge in Virginia sentenced the Republican political consultant to 47 months in prison – an unexpectedly lenient term – for tax and bank fraud in a separate Mueller case.

(Reporting by Andy Sullivan and Jan Wolfe; Editing by Doina Chiacu and Will Dunham)