A federal judge in the US has sentenced President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to 73 months in prison for two conspiracies revealed during Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s alleged role in the 2016 US presidential election.
US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said on Wednesday 30 of the months would run concurrently with Manafort’s sentence last week in a separate case. The disgraced political consultant and lobbyist apologized for his actions and asked for leniency during a sentencing hearing.
“The defendant is not public enemy number one,” Jackson said in delivering the sentence.
“But he is not a victim either,” the judge said, adding that the Republican lobbyist had shown little remorse and had lied repeatedly.
Manafort was sentenced for to 47 months on March 7 during a hearing in Alexandria, Virginia, a surprisingly lenient sentence for tax and bank fraud in a separate Mueller…