GUILTY! Paul Manafort Faces Up To 80 Years In Prison
Paul Manafort now faces a maximum of 80 years in prison after being found guilty on eight charges of bank and tax fraud on Tuesday.
Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman was found guilty on Tuesday on five counts of filing false income tax returns, one count of failing to report foreign bank and financial accounts, and two counts of bank fraud.
According to the court filings, Manafort will face up to 15 years in prison for each tax fraud charge, five years for the charge involving the foreign bank, and up to 60 years for both bank fraud charges.
Now, Manafort’s prison sentence lies in the hands of Judge T.S. Ellis III, who will decide to sentence the former Trump campaign chairman over or under the recommended range.
Ellis did not give Manafort a sentencing date and instead ordered a pre-sentencing investigation report to be completed. The report will ask Manafort about his family history, education, work history, criminal history, and health problems.
Ellis said he will use that report to make his final decision on how many years Manafort will face in prison.