Friday, March 8, 2019

Run-On Sentence

According to the folks who know the law and were following the trial of Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager and one-time lobbyist for unsavory people, the sentence handed down yesterday for his conviction last summer was far too lenient and came from a judge who demonstrated apparent sympathy for the defendant during the trial.  Mr. Manafort was given 47 months when the sentencing guidelines called for twenty years.

But it’s not over,  He also faces sentencing in a Washington, DC courtroom and this judge isn’t likely to be so friendly.

Chances are very good that he will be in prison for the rest of his life.

One bark on “Run-On Sentence

  1. The judge stood opposed the Independent Council act and the lawyers representing it who asked for a harsh sentence for Manafort, one well within the judicial guidelines. He thumbed his nose at them and showed sympathy for the man who led a “blameless life”, ignoring the record of that life. So here you see what happens when politics sits on the federal bench. Get ready for more of it in coming years as the Trump/McConnell judges take their seats.

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