Facing Up To 24 Years, Manafort Gets No Help From Mueller

Law360 (February 15, 2019, 11:08 PM EST) -- Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is facing the possibility of spending nearly a quarter-century behind bars for bank and tax fraud, and special counsel Robert Mueller's office said Friday it didn't see "any mitigating factors" that the Virginia federal court should consider when handing down a final sentence.

Mueller's team filed a scathing memo Friday that didn't suggest a specific sentence for Manafort, but expressed agreement with a presentence investigation report from the U.S. Probation Department last month that recommended a prison term of 19 and a half to 24 years as well as potentially tens of millions of...

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