Ex-Trump Campaign Chief Gets Additional 42 Months In Jail

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Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager to United States President, Donald Trump, has been given additional three and half year jail term in Manhattan on Wednesday.

Manafort had bagged a 47-month prison term for fraud last week.

He was charged with a new criminal case, and he spent less than an hour to learn of his additional prison sentence for federal crimes. 

The Manhattan District Attorney charged Manafort with mortgage fraud, falsifying business records and conspiracy, the prosecutor’s office announced.

The former political lobbyist was convicted last year of hiding millions of dollars in income earned from his political consulting in Ukraine. He was also charged with lobbying crimes and obstruction of justice.

A grand jury later approved the indictment on March 7.

Manafort, who admitted his crimes, had apologized for his wrong doings. He has not yet entered a plea in the Manhattan case. 

He allegedly committed financial crimes in New York from 2015 to 2018, which stretches over his time as Trump campaign chairman.

Federal prosecutors separately tried him last year over mortgage fraud that began when his Ukrainian lobbying income declined around 2015 into 2017.

 Manafort was even accused of attempting to use his position as a political heavyweight to lock down money from banks to supplement his income, which he also admitted to.

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