Paul Manafort Faced With 16-Count Indictment
Charges against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman were returned by a grand jury in New York Wednesday, moments after a federal judge delivered the 69-year-old a 43-month sentence. It follows a 47-month sentence handed to Manafort last week. The new charges relate to mortgage fraud, while he will serve time in jail as a result of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into election interference by Russia.
Will Donald Trump pardon Manafort? He hasn’t taken it off the table but the grand jury’s indictment falls outside the scope of his pardon power.
Read OZY’s latest take on Donald Trump’s administration.