Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was just hit by a federal judge with another 43 months in prison as well as a $6 million in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
“It is hard to overstate the number of lies and the amount of fraud and the extraordinary amount of money involved,” U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson stated to Manafort before his sentencing for conspiracy charges and witness tampering.
Manafort pleaded with the courtroom, “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,” stated Manafort. “Apparently I was not as clear at saying what was in my heart so for you I say to you now that I am sorry for what I have done.”
“Please let my wife and I be together. Please don’t take away any longer than the 47 months,” adding. “She needs me and I need her.”
Just last week Manafort was sentenced to 47 months for tax and bank fraud which has now totaled out to a whopping 7 1/2 years.
Manafort is one of 34 people charged by the evidence discovered by Robert Mueller’s investigation. However, none of Manafort’s crimes were tied to the Trump campaign.