Special counsel Robert Mueller advocated for a significant sentence for Paul Manafort in a Feb. 22 sentencing memo, citing the “gravity” of the former Trump campaign chairman’s criminal conduct.
“For over a decade, Manafort repeatedly and brazenly violated the law,” Mueller writes. “His crimes continued up through the time he was first indicted in October 2017 and remarkably went unabated even after indictment.”
Mueller cited his office’s practice of not recommending a specific prison time or financial penalty, instead laying out in exacting detail the nature of Manafort’s criminal offenses, including illegal foreign lobbying, witness tampering, and tax fraud.
“The sentence in this …read more