Transcript for Manafort in court for second sentencing
Remove Nelson Washington DC the US district district court there were former rich keep trump campaign chairman Paul Mann a Ford is in court today. Facing another sentencing hearing after getting four years behind bars last week. Joining us from Washington are Serena Marshall Serena so what's the latest today. Well right now core is in recess fire and but they're coming back in the judge will decide whether or not palm in a fort we'll get up to an additional ten years in prison. The chart is today here in DC are related to conspiracy obstruction of justice money laundering. And Hannah four had pled guilty to all of these crimes as part of a plea deal with a special counsel's office. But he had to agree to work with them on their investigations Russian interference in the 2016 election. Prosecutors argued now though that palm an important we did that deal because he continue to add to lying to them wouldn't that was not part of the plea deal so although you pled guilty there is a discrepancy between what that his lawyers want only the prosecutors once again base is up to ten years. But this engines in different from the court we saw him at last week that was in Virginia that was related to money laundering and tax fraud. That was what he was sentenced to 47 months in prison for and a big question today. Willie is sentence run concurrent or an addition to those 47 months fire and. I question I have certainly there was some expectation when metaphor was sentenced last week. That he might get north of ten years in prison and sold there there was great talk after he was sentenced that he got off lightly relatively speaking. In any sense any handicapping as to what we expect his sentence might be all in these charges in DC. Well Byron last week the judge said that that. Sentencing guideline was up to 24 years in prison for bank and tax fraud with excessive that's ray got that 47 months there was concern that that was considered a light sentence Democrats are speaking out heavily against that in the should be equal time in jail the guy islanders that for everybody and he should've. Gotten as heavier sentence for those crimes. Today's sentencing is up to ten years in prison. For conspiracy and whatnot but the judges today's case very different from last week's judge she is looking very heavily Adam sentencing guidelines he's looking in the fact that he lied to prosecutors as part of that plea agreement he's already been in prison for nine months because of witness tampering and that was a prison term that this judge should sentence him to. So it's unclear exactly how shall the way those differing decisions it's it's a burden as yes it look at. How his lying at stacked up against a sentencing guidelines and then decide whether or not those up to ten years. We'll run at the same time so for example Byron if she gives him six years in prison. Will she decide to the six years run at the same time assists for years so in total I'll only have six years. Or will they run on top of those four years so then in total he would have ten years on us to survive a just a hypothetical but that's something the judge will also be weighing as she decides what his sentence will be to act. Our Serena Marshall and Washington's Rea thank you so very much.
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