U.S. federal judge of Virginia State found Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, guilty in fraudulence and sentenced him to 47 months imprisonment. Reuters reports this.
Besides, the Court imposed on Manafort a fine in the amount of $50,000 and the restitution in more than 24 million dollars.
The sentence was even less than the sentence recommended by Manafort’s lawyers of 4-1/4 to 5-1/4 years in prison.
Earlier, the federal judge in Manafort’s case postponed the date when she will announce the term he should spend in prison. She explained that she wanted to hear more about whether he lied to investigators after pledging to cooperate in Mueller’s Russia probe.
As it was reported, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been found guilty on eight counts of financial crimes. After a 16-day trial, Manafort was found guilty of five tax fraud charges, one charge of hiding foreign bank accounts, and two counts of bank fraud. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on the remaining 10 counts, and the judge declared a mistrial on those charges.
Paul Manafort is charged with laundering money and evading taxes over ten years of cooperation with former Ukrainian leaders. Previously, an investigation team released over 300 documents, which reveal the details of Manafort's cooperation with the currently disbanded Party of Regions - the-then pro-presidential and ruling political force in Ukraine.