After getting off for a surprising short stint the first time (4 years vs. 19-24 recommended), Manafort was hit a little harder today in his second sentencing before a D.C. judge.
BREAKING: Judge Jackson sentences Paul Manafort to 73 months in prison, some of which will run *concurrent* to the sentence handed down last week.
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) March 13, 2019
This was expected given that Judge Jackson has been seen as more hostile toward the defense, while Judge Ellis was seen as more sympathetic. Some will be concurrent given the first sentence and the length of this one, it’s likely he’s got a total of over 10 years now. He may not die in prison, but he’s not gonna have much time left when he gets out.
Whether the President is looking to pardon Manafort down the road is still an open question.
UPDATE: Here are the details on what’s concurrent and what’s not. It will not total 10 years as I speculated.
BREAKING: Judge sentences former Trump campaign chairman Manafort to 60 months on first count, 30 months to run concurrent with Virginia case; judge imposes sentence of 13 months on Manafort for second count, to be served consecutively pic.twitter.com/Uf517R35nS
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 13, 2019
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