Paul Manafort

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Paul Manafort Is Out

Former Trump campaign chairman granted house arrest due to coronavirus

(Newser) - Paul Manafort is out of prison. President Trump's former campaign chairman, sentenced to 7.5 years for tax fraud and conspiracy in March 2019, was released from Loretto federal prison in Pennsylvania early Wednesday owing to the novel coronavirus, according to ABC News and CBS News . Manafort, picked up... More »

Lawyers: Sending Manafort Home Is 'Imperative'

They request move to home confinement for Trump's former campaign manager

(Newser) - Paul Manafort, currently serving a 7.5-year sentence for tax evasion, fraud, and other crimes, wants to go home early—and stay there. Lawyers for President Trump's former campaign chairman have asked the Bureau of Prisons to transfer their client to home confinement because of the coronavirus pandemic, USA ... More »

Manafort Case Gets Tossed

So a hedge against a possible Trump pardon is lost

(Newser) - A New York judge threw out state mortgage fraud charges against Paul Manafort, ruling Wednesday that the criminal case was too similar to one that has already landed President Trump's former campaign chairman in federal prison, the AP reports. The ruling was a blow to what had widely been... More »

Manafort Taken From Prison to Hospital

Former Trump campaign chairman said to be in stable condition

(Newser) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been hospitalized while serving his federal prison sentence, the AP reports. Manafort, who is serving more than seven years in prison after being convicted as part of the special counsel’s Russia investigation, was moved to the hospital last Thursday from a federal... More »

Manafort's Former Son-in-Law Gets 9 Years

Jeffrey Yohai sentenced in schemes totaling more than $13M

(Newser) - Paul Manafort's former son-in-law has been sentenced in Los Angeles to nine years in prison for pulling a series of schemes totaling more than $13 million, including one that bilked $3 million from actor Dustin Hoffman. US District Judge Andre Birotte Jr. ordered Jeffrey Yohai to pay $6.7... More »

Report: Ukraine at Crux of Whistleblower Complaint

Giuliani denies, then admits asking country to investigate Joe Biden

(Newser) - More details on the whistleblower complaint from an intelligence official about President Trump are beginning to emerge—and they include a possible connection to the 2020 election. Sources tell the Washington Post that the complaint centers on Ukraine and may involve a call to the country's president that House... More »

'Bedraggled,' 'Shaggy' Manafort Heckled at Latest Arraignment

Pleads not guilty to state mortgage fraud charges in New York

(Newser) - Paul Manafort, the imprisoned former chairman of President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, pleaded not guilty Thursday to New York state mortgage fraud charges that could keep him locked up even if Trump pardons him for federal crimes uncovered during the probe of Russian election meddling, the AP reports. He... More »

Secret Manafort Texts Reveal His Take on 'DT' and 'JK'

And show his strong alliance with Sean Hannity

(Newser) - In newly unsealed text messages with Sean Hannity, Paul Manafort said he would never "give up" two people to the special counsel—and you can guess who tops the list. "They would want me to give up DT or family, esp JK," Manafort wrote the Fox News... More »

Manafort Stays Out of Rikers, With Unusual Help

Barr's deputy intervenes to stop temporary transfer

(Newser) - Paul Manafort, President Trump's onetime campaign manager, has been spared from a planned transfer to the notorious Rikers Island jail after the Department of Justice stepped in. Manafort, who has been imprisoned in Pennsylvania, was scheduled to be moved to Rikers while awaiting a state trial in New York,... More »

Reports: Manafort Headed to 'Worst Place on Earth'

He'll be in solitary confinement at Rikers Island for 'protection,' per Fox

(Newser) - President Trump's former campaign chairman is reportedly headed for what was once described as " the worst place on Earth ." As soon as Thursday, Paul Manafort is to be transferred to New York City's notorious Rikers Island prison and "will be held in solitary confinement for... More »

Prosecutors: Banker Bribed Manafort to Land Job

Stephen Calk of Chicago's Federal Savings Bank faces federal charges

(Newser) - A Chicago banker caught up in Paul Manafort's orbit now faces serious jail time himself. Stephen Calk of the Federal Savings Bank of Chicago is accused of bribing Manafort by approving $16 million in iffy loans in order to land a post in the Trump administration, reports Bloomberg . Federal... More »

After Manafort Is Sentenced, Breaking News: He's Indicted

He faced up to 10 years for illegal lobbying, got 43 additional months

(Newser) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was on Wednesday sentenced to 73 months—but just 43 of those months additional, reports CNN —with a judge in Washington showing him a small dose of mercy. In what the AP describes as a "calm and steady voice," Manafort read... More »

Democrats Slam Manafort's 'Disgraceful' Sentence

AOC says it shows justice is 'bought'

(Newser) - Paul Manafort received a sentence far below the federal guideline Thursday, and Democrats are seething. The former Trump campaign chairman was sentenced to 47 months in federal prison for bank fraud and cheating on his taxes, which would have been roughly 20 years if US District Court Judge TS Ellis... More »

Paul Manafort Receives His First Sentence

69-year-old gets 47 months in Virginia case; 2nd sentencing in DC is next week

(Newser) - It could have been much worse: A judge sentenced Paul Manafort to 47 months in prison Thursday over bank and tax fraud , reports Politico . Under federal sentencing guidelines, the 69-year-old could have received more than 20 years, though US District Court Judge TS Ellis deemed that "excessive" and gave... More »

Mueller's Sentencing Memo on Manafort Is Harsh

He 'repeatedly and brazenly' broke laws, says special prosecutor's team

(Newser) - If Robert Mueller has his way, Paul Manafort will likely spend most, if not all, of his remaining days in prison. The special prosecutor released part of a sentencing memo Saturday that was unsparing in its judgment of the 69-year-old. Federal prosecutors say Manafort "repeatedly and brazenly" broke laws... More »

Even if Manafort Is Pardoned, New York Has a Plan

State prosecutors may bring their own charges

(Newser) - Even if Paul Manafort receives a presidential pardon for his federal crimes , he could face state charges that would send him to prison. Manhattan prosecutors have assembled a criminal case against Manafort, President Trump's onetime campaign manager, the New York Times reports. Presidents have no pardon power in state... More »

Mueller Triple Whammy Involves 2 Old Names, Plus a New One

News from special counsel's probe on Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, and now Sarah Sanders

(Newser) - How long will Paul Manafort go to prison for? If Robert Mueller has his way, a "long, long time," Vox notes, per a "harsh" sentencing memo filed by the special counsel's office Friday. In the memo, Mueller agreed with a probation department's recommendation that the... More »

Manafort's Hope for a Reduced Sentence Just Sank

A judge rules he lied during the Russia probe

(Newser) - A federal judge has found that Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the Russia probe, the AP reports. US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson says in an order that there's sufficient evidence that Manafort lied in breach of his plea agreement. The decision... More »

Improperly Redacted Filing Reveals Accusation Against Manafort

He's been accused of lying about sharing polling data with alleged Russian operative

(Newser) - A new court filing says former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied about sharing polling data on the 2016 presidential race with Konstantin Kilimnik, an associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence. The information is in a redacted court filing Tuesday from Manafort's lawyers. The AP was able... More »

Mueller Filing Cites Offer of 'Political Synergy.' Trump: 'No Collusion'

Documents drop on Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen in Russia probe

(Newser) - All eyes were on three new filings related to the Russia probe, dropped Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller's team and New York prosecutors, and related to two men: former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and ex-Trump attorney Michael Cohen . One person seemingly not fazed by the details: the... More »

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