Paul Manafort Is Sentenced to Less Than 4 Years in 1 of 2 Cases Against Him – Punishment Falls Far Short of Federal Guidelines

Judge T. S. Ellis III of the United States District Court in Alexandria, Va., declined to follow advisory sentencing guidelines that would have effectively put Mr. Manafort, who turns 70 next month, in prison for the rest of his life.


Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, last year at a court hearing in Alexandria, Va

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Paul Manafort, the political consultant and Trump presidential campaign chairman whose lucrative work in Ukraine and ties to well-connected Russians made him a target of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, was sentenced to 47 months in prison on Thursday in the financial fraud case that left his grand lifestyle and power-broker reputation in ruins.

Of the half-dozen former Trump associates prosecuted by Mr. Mueller, Mr. Manafort garnered the harshest punishment yet in the case that came to a conclusion on Thursday — the first of two for which Mr. Manafort is being sentenced this month.

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