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Manafort’s Lawyers in Sentencing Memo: He’s no Murderer, Mafioso or Madoff

Alex WongPaul Manafort’s lawyers downplayed their client’s criminal history as outlined by Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office, writing off his actions as unnoteworthy and not worthy of extensive punishment.“Manafort, who over the decades has served four U.S. presidents and has no prior criminal history, is presented to this Court by the government as a hardened criminal who ‘brazenly’ violated the law and deserves no mercy,” a memo submitted by Manafort’s lawyers Monday says. “But this case is not about murder, drug cartels, organized crime, the Madoff Ponzi scheme or the collapse of Enron.” “At its core, the charges against the …read more

Source: The Daily Beast

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