What does it say when the campaign manager for the current president, Paul Manafort, the guy who helped get Trump elected and released the sanctions on Russia, is about to get 80 years in prison? Even Nixon’s advisors got no more than three years in prison.
As they say, the apple never falls far from the tree, good luck Liddle Donnie.
Here is how The Hill reports it:
Paul Manafort faces a maximum of 80 years in prison for his conviction Tuesday on eight charges of bank and tax fraud.
President Trump’s onetime campaign chairman was found guilty on five counts of filing false income tax returns, one count of failing to report foreign bank and financial accounts, and two counts of bank fraud.
Manafort faces a maximum of 15 years in prison for the tax fraud charges, a maximum of five years for the one charge of failing to report a foreign bank or financial account, and up to 60 years for the two bank fraud charges, which each carry a maximum sentence of up to 30 years.
Federal prosecutors said in a February court filing, however, that Manafort will likely only get eight to 10 years for the tax fraud charges, based on the federal sentencing guidelines, which are advisory.
Judge T.S. Ellis III could decide to sentence Manafort over or under the recommended range. Judges also often allow sentences for separate charges to run concurrently as opposed to consecutively.