Trump Regime

Paul Manafort Indicted by State Prosecutors

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Trump's former campaigner manager Paul Manafort was sentenced an additional three and a half years in prison this morning stemming from federal charges he faced in the District of Columbia, but Manafort has now been indicted again.

The ink was barely dry on Manafort's sentence when prosecutors representing the state of New York filed over a dozen charges in Manhattan.

From NBC News:

Paul Manafort has been indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, according to court documents obtained by NBC News.

Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, was indicted on 16 counts tied to residential mortgage fraud and conspiracy, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday.

The 69-year-old longtime GOP operative is accused of falsifying business records to illegally obtain millions of dollars as part of a yearlong mortgage fraud scheme.

Trump could still pardon Paul Manafort today or even when he leaves office, but if Manafort is convicted by the state of New York he will be out of Trump's reach.

Considering that Manafort is already facing nearly 8 years in federal prison, I think it's safe to say he won't be getting out anytime soon and New York may not even be the only state to file charges against him.

Manafort's lawyer was still running his mouth outside the courthouse in D.C. when these new charges were first reported by Bloomberg and NBC News.

  • mnpollio

    I am A-OK with this asshat dying in prison. Now if only Roger Stone follows suit.

  • Wookie Monster

    Just think, Manafort spent nearly fifty years working as one of the sleaziest political operators in the country. He lobbied for murderous dictators and undermined democracy on a global scale. During that time, he strutted around in his ostrich jacket like he was above the law.

    And all it took was a few months working for Trump to bring his house of cards down.

    Everything Trump touches dies.

  • muselet

    What did Federal District Judge T.S. Ellis III say about Paul Manafort before sentencing him to one-fifth of the minimum prison time called for in federal sentencing guidelines? Oh, yeah, that he had lived “an otherwise blameless life.”

    Odd definition of “blameless,” wouldn’t you say?

    –alopecia

  • Username1016

    Enjoy your bread and skilly, loser!

  • katanahamon

    Keep those charges coming!

  • gescove

    “Manafort’s lawyer was still running his mouth outside the courthouse in D.C.”… well, trying to. You could barely hear him over the shouts of “Liar! That’s NOT what the Judge said!”