Manafort’s Sentencing In Virginia Case Set for March 8

CNBC reports:

Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, will be sentenced for multiple crimes in Virginia federal court on March 8 — just five days before he is due to be sentenced in a related case in Washington, D.C., a judge ordered Thursday.

Manafort, 69, potentially faces decades in prison after he is sentenced in both cases for crimes connected to income earned from consulting work he performed in Ukraine for a pro-Russia political party before joining the Trump campaign.

Special counsel Robert Mueller, in a memo last Friday to Judge T.S. Ellis in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, said that federal sentencing guidelines suggest that Ellis should send Manafort to prison for 19 years to 24 years for his case there.