I ❤️ New York!
In federal court today, Paul Manafort was sentenced to an additional 43 months in prison. Adding that to last week’s light sentence brings his total sentence to 7.5 years. Today’s charges were related to his political consulting work in Ukraine, while last weeks were for federal tax evasion.
Rampant conjecture by talking heads, discussing the likelihood that Donald Trump’s pardon was a forthcoming inevitability, came to an abrupt halt when Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance filed 16 new state charges against Manafort.
Those 16 counts include mortgage fraud, conspiracy, falsifying business records, etc.
The most satisfying aspect of the move by Mr Vance, besides the timing, came with the knowledge that Donald Trump has no authority to pardon state crimes.
Paul Manafort has yet to be charged for the crimes he committed during the 2016 election, that can of worms remains sealed. He could also still face additional charges in other states.
Justice may yet be served.
The Washington Post