"There's no question this defendant knew better, and he knew exactly what he was doing".
The charges against Manafort, who once served as U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign manager, include residential mortgage fraud and attempted residential mortgage fraud, conspiracy, scheming to defraud and falsifying business records.
Manafort apologized in court on Wednesday before Jackson handed down her sentence.
Blumenthal said, "Looking at the totality of what he did, and the totality of the sentences, both last week and now, Paul Manafort caught a break".
"I am sorry for what I've done and for all the activities that have gotten us here today", he said, claiming to now be "a different person" from the one who first appeared in court more than a year ago. And, he's already been in jail about 9 months, for which he is likely to get credit, bringing his jail time going forward to 68 months.
Jackson ruled that Manafort should get a tougher sentence because he acted in a leadership role, directing others to participate in a crime, rejecting a defence argument that the sentencing enhancement should only apply to those who lead criminal organizations.
At Wednesday's hearing, Andrew Weissmann, a member of Mueller's team, argued that Manafort "engaged in crime again and again", and dismissed the idea that his failure to register as a foreign agent was more than merely failing to file paperwork. He pleaded with the judge not to impose any additional time beyond the sentence he had received last week in a separate case in Virginia. That affects what the judge called the "algebra" involved with determining prison sentences, she said.
Manafort, a lifelong political operator whose clients have included dictators Ferdinand Marcos and Mobutu Sese Seko, said he has learned his lesson. It is not a reflection of remorse. "It is evidence that something is wrong with sort of a moral compass, that someone in that position would choose to make that decision at that moment".
Manafort, the judge chided, lied to members of Congress and the American public, adding, "If people don't have the facts democracy doesn't work". "Apparently I was not as clear at saying what was in my heart so for you I say to you now that I am sorry for what I have done".
The case against Manafort in Washington focused more on his Ukraine work and election-year contacts with a longtime Russian aide. "I would be surprised if she really threw the book at him".
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Though Trump said late previous year that he hadn't discussed a potential pardon for Manafort, he also acknowledged that the possibility wasn't "off the table". She also said Manafort's "career was spent gaming the system".
Manafort told the judge he is soon turning 70 and is sole caregiver to his 66-year-old wife.
The additional time is related to charges of witness tampering and foreign laundering. Jackson asked. "We don't know".
Manafort's attorneys have said in court filings, and repeated after his Virginia sentencing, that he was never accused of collusion or any Russia-related crimes.
"I think it's excessive", he said of those guidelines. "He's lived an otherwise blameless life".
Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort has been jailed for 43 more months on charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.
The jury was unable to reach a verdict on 10 counts, including conspiracy to commit bank fraud and bank fraud. He agreed to cooperate with the investigation and has yet to be sentenced.
In August 2018, Cohen pled guilty to eight criminal charges, including bank and tax fraud and campaign finance violations-before pleading guilty, in November 2018, to lying to Congress about plans to build a Trump Tower Moscow in Russian Federation. 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.
Manafort has not yet entered a plea in the Manhattan case.
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