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Manafort's case is the highest-profile yet stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for conspiracy, to be added to a almost four year sentence he was handed last week for bank and tax fraud.

"The defendant is not public enemy number one", US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson said in delivering the sentence in a hushed Washington courtroom.

She added 43 months to the 47 months he already received, making the total 90 months.

Given the time that he has already served, Manafort faces nearly seven more years in prison.

The investigation into Manafort predated Mueller's 2017 appointment, and it wasn't the special counsel's office that made Manafort lie to investigators, she said. He was convicted at trial in the Virginia case and pleaded guilty in Washington to two conspiracy counts, each punishable by up to five years in prison.

He agreed to cooperate with Mueller but broke that deal, Jackson ruled, by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, prosecutors and grand jurors during more than 50 hours of interviews. But Manafort admitted guilt on all charges in his Washington plea.

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Jackson suggested that argument was aimed at winning a pardon from Trump.

One subject the men discussed was a proposed resolution to the conflict over Ukraine, an issue of great interest to the Russian government, according to a partially redacted transcript of a February 4 hearing before Jackson.

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Donald Trump's former campaign manger has been sentenced to six years in jail.

In a chaotic scene outside the courthouse, Downing said Mueller's two cases against his client had shown "no evidence of any collusion with Russians", as protesters called Manafort a "traitor" and a "liar". Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone has pleaded not guilty. He agreed to cooperate with the investigation and has yet to be sentenced.

Appearing in a wheelchair and in a dark suit, his hair gray, Manafort addressed the court before his sentencing, telling the judge that he had time to reflect as he was in solitary confinement and that "my behavior in the future will be very different".

Manafort's lawyers countered that their client should be given credit for admitting his guilt while also stressing that none of the Mueller's charges related to the special counsel's core mandate: collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

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In a plea cut in September 2018, Manafort admitted to money laundering, tax fraud and illegal foreign lobbying connected to his years of lucrative work for Ukrainian politicians, as well as defrauding banks to supplement his income with cash through mortgages.

Once a globe-trotting political operative who helped elect President Trump and three of his Republican predecessors, Manafort returned to federal court as a felon apologizing for his criminal conduct in the hard fall from his power-broker days. "But this case is not about murder, drug cartels, organized crime, the Madoff Ponzi scheme or the collapse of Enron", his defense wrote. One of them ratted him out to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Manafort's admitted crimes span several years but do not touch on his work as Trump's campaign chairman. His sob story - "I will be 70 years old in a few weeks".

"My life is professionally and financially in shambles", he said in Virginia court last week.


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