BREAKING: Manafort Gets 73 Months In Second Case

Moments ago federal judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to 73 months in prison. This was Manafort’s second sentencing in as many weeks and part of today’s sentence will run concurrently with the 47 month sentence handed down last week by federal judge T.S. Ellis.

The New York Times reports:

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman who was sentenced last week to nearly four years in prison, was ordered on Wednesday to serve an additional three and a half years for conspiracy, closing out the special counsel’s highest-profile prosecution.

Each charge carried a maximum of five years. But Judge Jackson noted that one count was closely tied to the same bank and tax fraud scheme that a federal judge in Virginia had sentenced Mr. Manafort for last week. Under sentencing guidelines, she said, those punishments should largely overlap, not be piled on top of each other.