Federal prosecutors suggested Paul Manafort should be sentenced up to 24 years in prison for bank and tax fraud charges, according to a new filing Friday in Virginia federal court that revealed for the first time the special counsel’s views on how the former Trump campaign chairman should be punished.
Manafort was convicted at trial in August on financial-crime allegations that included hiding money in overseas bank accounts, duping banks on loan requests and failing to pay certain taxes. The jury in the Eastern District of Virginia acquitted Manafort on 10 counts.
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