Trump's Ex-Campaign Manager's Jail Term Extended By 3.5 Years

Manafort Is Handed His Second Sentence After Pleading With Judge to Think of His Family

Before sentencing Manafort in Washington, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson told him, "It is hard to overstate the number of lies and the amount of fraud and the extraordinary amount of money involved" in the federal conspiracy charges related to his foreign lobbying work and witness tampering.

As he heads to a federal lock-up in western Maryland, former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort's property holdings are down to just his northern Virginia home and Palm Beach getaway transferred to his wife for the cost of a sandwich.

"Though I know I am not that person" as publicly depicted, "I still feel shame and embarrassment for what I have caused to my family, to my friends and to all who have been affected by my behavior", Manafort said.

Manafort faces a maximum of 10 years in prison at his sentencing as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

Separately on Wednesday, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced that a grand jury in New York City had returned an indictment of its own against Manafort. If convicted and imprisoned in NY, a presidential pardon could not provide him clemency on the state charges. Jackson emphasized that this case was not about collusion.

MSNBC's Joy Reid tweeted that in light of Jackson's "harsh words, as reported", it "seems like he still got leniency, no?"

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said when asked about whether Trump will rule out a pardon for Mana for that "the president has made his position on that clear, and he'll make a decision when he is ready".

Paul Manafort barely had time to let his latest prison sentence sink in before news broke that he's facing yet more legal trouble. He agreed to cooperate with the investigation and has yet to be sentenced.

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"In my previous elocution, I told Judge Ellis that I was ashamed at my conduct that brought me into his court, and for that, I said I took responsibility", Manafort said.

Mueller's team did not make a specific recommendation on Manafort's sentencing in the Washington case.

After the hearing, Downing criticized Jackson's sentencing as he competed with shouting protesters.

It was the second such sentencing he faced in the space of a week, when he was handed a surprisingly lenient four-year prison sentence imposed for tax and bank fraud in a separate case.

But Manafort admitted guilt on all charges in his Washington plea.

He pleaded guilty to two criminal charges: conspiracy against the U.S. and conspiracy witness tampering, which he committed after his arrest.

"I think the judge showed that she is incredibly hostile toward Mr. Manafort and exhibited a level of callousness that I've not seen in a white-collar case in over 15 years of prosecutions", Downing said. However, the judge added, "any conspiracy, collusion" with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 presidential election was not presented in the case and "therefore it was not resolved".

Jackson told Manafort still is not being straight with the court which, she told him pointedly, is one of those places where facts still matter. He has apparently been giving prosecutors a great deal of information about various investigations into Trump world and has not yet been sentenced.

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