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    Paul Manafort Handed 47-Month Sentence

    Convicted last year of tax evasion and bank fraud, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager will spend far less time in prison than the 19 to 24 years prosecutors sought. They argued that Manafort shouldn’t get credit for his limited cooperation with Robert Mueller’s probe, but Judge T.S. Ellis said that recommendation was “out of whack” with the crimes, describing the matter as a regular financial fraud case. Manafort was also ordered to pay $25 million in restitution.

    Are his legal troubles now over? The one-time consultant for pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine still faces a potential 10-year sentence next week for conspiracy — though Trump has indicated he might offer a pardon.

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