Judge T.S. Ellis handed down the sentence of less than four years
His sentence came after Manafort sought compassion but did not express remorse
Prosecutors said Paul Manafort, 69, didn’t provide valuable information
They said he lied to investigators during his 50 hours of interviews
His sentencing hearing began Thursday afternoon
Manafort said he was ‘humiliated’ and ‘shunned’
Judge Ellis noted they used to HANG pickpockets in Britain
Judge was criticized during trial for berating prosecutors and said he may have made a mistake by venting before the jury
Manafort wore a green jumpsuit that said ‘Alexandria Inmate’ on the back
Trump’s former campaign chair is facing 24 years in jail for tax and bank fraud
He ‘blames everyone’ but himself ‘for his own criminal choices’, documents state
Prosecutors filed the court documents to counter Manafort’s pleas for leniency
The federal judge overseeing Paul Manafort’s sentencing handed down a sentence of just 47 months after the former Trump campaign chair pleaded for leniency from his wheelchair but did not express remorse.
The four-year sentence is well below what prosecutors were seeking – and years below what top prosecutors and litigators had been predicting.