Last week, he was sentenced for another term over tax and bank fraud.
"This case has taken everything from me already - my properties, my cash, my life insurance, trust accounts for my children and grandchildren, and even more", Manafort added.
Immediately after Wednesday's sentence in Washington, D.C. District Court, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. announced state fraud charges that could add to his prison time.
The sentencing hearings for Manafort mark a bookend of sorts for special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation as it inches toward a conclusion.
The sentencing comes a week after Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in prison after a federal jury in Virginia convicted him on eight counts of bank and tax fraud previous year. Instead of turning up any evidence of "collusion" with the Kremlin, however, the prosecutors charged him with financial crimes connected to his lobbying work in Ukraine, entirely unrelated to the 2016 election. The only reason for the case was Manafort's tenure as chairman of President Trump's successful campaign in 2016.
The 69-year-old, who arrived in court in a wheelchair, said he was the primary caregiver for his wife and wanted the chance for them to resume their life together. That means the combined sentence will be six years and nine months.
The hearing comes a week after a judge in Virginia sentenced Manafort to 47 months in prison, far below what government guidelines recommended.
Prosecutors questioned whether Manafort was capable of such change, depicting him as a a mastermind of a conspiracy in which he was paid $50 million over more than a decade by a Russian-backed politician and party in Ukraine, and Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch close to Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The conspiracy charges in Wednesday's sentencing hearing included crimes involving obstruction of justice and money laundering.
Jackson said Manafort could serve some of the time to which she was sentencing him at the same time he was serving in prison for his other case. Jackson emphasized that this case was not about collusion. "That should be your true regret, and you should have remorse for that". He has not learned a harsh lesson. Trump has denied collusion and obstruction and Russian Federation has denied US intelligence findings that it interfered in the 2016 election in an effort to boost Trump.Читайте также: Chiefs agree to trade Dee Ford to 49ers
"No one is beyond the law in NY", said DA Cy Vance Jr in a statement. "Period", Jackson said. "Therefore, it was not resolved one way or the other in this case".
In court on Wednesday, Manafort attorney Kevin Downing revealed that Manafort and Kilmnik were "communicating with senior State Department officials in Kiev", and noted that Mueller's team has conceded that "the highest level of state department officials knew of his activities".
The second sentencing will cap a legal saga which began in October 2017 when he and his longtime employee and campaign deputy Rick Gates became the first defendants publicly charged in Mueller's probe.
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