Paul Manafort Won’t Face New York Charges After Trump Pardon: Court
Former Trump chief of staff faces up to 25 years in prison on New York State charges
Paul Manafort, former campaign manager of Donald Trump, will face trial in New York on Thursday on New York State felony charges.
On Thursday at 2:15 pm local time, 70-year-old Manafort is due to appear before Justice Maxwell Wiley of the state Supreme Court. This was announced by the press secretary of the court Lucian Chalfen.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has filed 16 charges against Manafort. Allegations include mortgage fraud, conspiracy and falsification of documents, and alleged attempts by Manafort and others to obtain millions of dollars in real estate loans in New York..
Vance released the indictment in March, the day Manafort was convicted by federal court..
Manafort is currently serving a 7.5-year sentence for federal crimes, in particular tax and banking fraud..
Federal prosecutors accused Manafort of hiding $ 16 million, which he earned as a consultant to pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine, from the U.S. tax authorities, and later, when that money ran out, he resorted to defrauding bank employees to obtain loans worth $ 20 million. dollars.
Federal charges are the result of an investigation led by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Manafort now faces up to 25 more years in prison if convicted on charges brought against him by New York State.
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