Paul Manafort Sentenced to 47 Months in Prison By Judge T.S. Ellis – On March 7, 2019, Thursday Judge T.S. Ellis, calling the sentence Lobbyist and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to 47 months in prison.
Paul Manafort Sentenced to 47 Months in Prison By Judge T.S. Ellis:
Judge T.S. Ellis sentenced Manafort, who appeared in the court in Virginia in a wheelchair and pleaded for compassion to 47 months Thursday for defrauding banks and the government, and failing to pay taxes on millions of dollars in income earned from Ukrainian political consulting. It was a far cry from the 19 to 25 years prosecutors said he deserved.
Judge T.S. Ellis, Thomas Selby Ellis III is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, appointed by Ronald Reagan, calling the sentencing guidelines of 19-and-a-half to 24 years “excessive,” sentenced Manafort to 47 months in prison. Manafort will be sentenced on his DC District Court convictions on March 13.
69-years old Paul Manafort was convicted on eight counts of financial fraud in the August Virginia trial. He said Manafort had committed “serious, very serious crimes,” but he also said that Manafort had “lived an otherwise blameless life and earned the admiration of many.” Ellis ordered Manafort to pay a $50,000 fine and approximately $24 million in restitution, and to spend an additional three years on federal supervision.
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell tweeted, “I think I spent more days in detention in high school than Judge Ellis thinks that Paul Manafort should spend in jail for what he did to defraud the United States.”
President Donald Trump tweeted, “Both the Judge and the lawyer in the Paul Manafort case stated loudly and for the world to hear that there was NO COLLUSION with Russia. But the Witch Hunt Hoax continues as you now add these statements to House & Senate Intelligence & Senator Burr. So bad for our Country!”