Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump who found himself as one of the major players at the epicenter of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, will be sentenced Thursday afternoon at a federal courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia.
In their sentencing memo last month, Mueller’s office recommended a sentence of 19.5 years to 24.5 years in prison for the “millions of dollars involved in the defendant’s crimes, the duration of his criminal conduct, or the sophistication of his schemes.”
Today at 3:30 pm Manafort will learn his fate… https://t.co/UvAzF7Nl8W
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) March 7, 2019
Today’s Virginia hearing is the first of two judgment days for Manafort. Whatever sentence he gets today, the DC judge will decide next week how long he actually spends in prison, because she will decide whether her sentence runs at the same time as the Virginia one or after. https://t.co/qKAvXAvqKz
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) March 7, 2019