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Manafort Faces New York Prosecution That Could Bypass Any Trump Pardon
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=15335"><span class="small">William K. Rashbaum, The New York Times</span></a>   
Friday, 22 February 2019 13:33

Rashbaum writes: "The Manhattan district attorney's office is preparing state criminal charges against Paul J. Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, in an effort to ensure he will still face prison time even if the president pardons him for his federal crimes, according to several people with knowledge of the matter."

Paul J. Manafort arriving at court in Washington, D.C., in 2017. (photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)
Paul J. Manafort arriving at court in Washington, D.C., in 2017. (photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)


Manafort Faces New York Prosecution That Could Bypass Any Trump Pardon

By William K. Rashbaum, The New York Times

22 February 19

 

he Manhattan district attorney’s office is preparing state criminal charges against Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, in an effort to ensure he will still face prison time even if the president pardons him for his federal crimes, according to several people with knowledge of the matter.

Mr. Manafort is scheduled to be sentenced next month for convictions in two federal cases brought by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III. He faces up to 25 years in prison for tax and bank fraud and additional time for conspiracy counts in a related case. It could effectively be a life sentence for Mr. Manafort, who turns 70 in April.

The president has broad power to issue pardons for federal crimes, but no such authority in state cases. And while there has been no clear indication that Mr. Trump intends to pardon Mr. Manafort, the president has spoken repeatedly of his pardon power and defended his former campaign chairman on a number of occasions, calling him a “brave man.”

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+10 # DongiC 2019-02-22 17:39
Trump will pardon Mannafort; it's one creep to another. But NY is tough on creeps, especially those with a criminal nature. Get your prison duds ready, Paul, you are going to need them.
 
 
0 # Robbee 2019-02-23 13:32
Quoting DongiC:
Trump will pardon Mannafort; it's one creep to another. But NY is tough on creeps, especially those with a criminal nature. Get your prison duds ready, Paul, you are going to need them.

- as robbee always says - "fuck manafort! if he can't take a joke!"