Paul Manafort, the Republican consultant who at one point ran Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, cannot be prosecuted in New York state court for conduct related to his prior federal criminal convictions, a court ruling has ensured.
The New York Court of Appeals last week refused to hear an appeal of a lower-court ruling that had barred Manafort’s prosecution by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office on the grounds of double jeopardy.
Paul Manafort, who was pardoned by Donald Trump, can’t be prosecuted in New York because of the double jeopardy rule, the state’s highest court indicated. https://t.co/whqUvMaPtz
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