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    Paul Manafort Gets Nearly 4 Years

    President Trump’s former campaign manager was sentenced to only 47 months on Thursday — much less than the 19-24 years special counsel Robert Mueller sought — for tax and bank fraud. Manafort said he felt “humiliated and ashamed” while prosecutors downplayed Manafort’s cooperation with Mueller’s Russia investigation, saying he provided no new information.

    Is it over for Manafort? Not quite; next week he’ll face up to 10 years in sentencing for charges of conspiracy against the U.S. and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Trump has left open the possibility of pardoning him.

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