by Countable | 3.14.19
“If not for a short stint as a campaign manager in a presidential election, I don’t think we’d be here today,” said Kevin Downing, Manafort’s lawyer.
"The sentence is very lenient, end of story," Duncan Levin, an expert in financial crimes and former federal prosecutor, told the BBC. "It is significantly lenient for a crime of this magnitude."
"Federal trial judges now follow the advisory fraud guideline range in less than half of all cases," the authors wrote.
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(Illustration Credit: Courtroom sketch of Paul Manafort / WILLIAM HENNESSY JR)
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