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.