Manafort Now Faces 7 Years in Prison, Fresh New York Charges

Within minutes of the sentencing, prosecutors in New York brought state charges against Manafort.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison Wednesday after a federal judge rejected his appeal for no additional time and rebuked him for his crimes and years of lies.  Within minutes of the sentencing, prosecutors in New York brought state charges against Manafort — a move that appeared at least partly designed to guard against the possibility that President Donald…

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