Manafort’s Nightmare Is Far From Over And It Just Got A Whole Lot Worse
On Wednesday, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced in federal court. Just minutes after that sentencing, the state of New York indicted Manafort.
According to reports, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office indicted Trump’s former chairman on a yearlong residential mortgage fraud scheme.
Manafort, who is set to serve 90 months in federal prison, was charged in a New York State Supreme Court with residential mortgage fraud in the first degree, attempted residential mortgage fraud in the first degree, conspiracy in the fourth degree, falsifying business records in the first degree, and scheme to defraud in the first degree.
“No one is beyond the law in New York,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.
“Following an investigation commenced by our Office in March 2017,” he added, “a Manhattan grand jury has charged Mr. Manafort with state criminal violations which strike at the heart of New York’s sovereign interests, including the integrity of our residential mortgage market.”