Connecticut native Paul Manafort was sentenced Wednesday to about six years in prison over his past lobbying work for the Ukraine, concluding a dramatic case in which the former Trump campaign chairman was accused of tampering with witnesses and breaching a plea deal with the special counsel.
A portion of the sentence—30 months, or 2.5 years—from Judge Amy Berman Jackson will run concurrently to the punishment he received in the Eastern District of Virginia last week. Manafort, who turns 70 in April, will serve a total of 7.5 years in prison.
Jackson sentenced Manafort to 60 months in prison on one conspiracy count and 13 months for another.
A federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia, sentenced Manafort to nearly four years in prison Thursday for financial fraud charges—a prison term that drew broader scrutiny for amounting to a fraction of the 19-to-24-year range recommended under sentencing guidelines. In that case, Judge T.S. Ellis gave Manafort credit for the nine months he already served behind bars, effectively lowering the 47-month sentence to three years.
Jackson also ordered 36 months of supervised release, which will run concurrently with his supervised release in Alexandria, Virginia. Manafort will also be required to pay over $6,000,000 once in restitution. Jackson did not impose a fine, citing the “significant” sums he will have paid in forfeiture and restitution.
The dual sentences mark an ignominious end for a political operative who briefly oversaw President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential run, and whose ties to Russia-aligned figures made him a target of special counsel Robert Mueller III’s probe.
Manafort pleaded guilty in Washington to a pair of conspiracy charges after a jury in Virginia found him guilty in August of bank and tax fraud, along with one count of failing to disclose a foreign bank account. Rather than proceed to a second trial in Washington, Manafort pleaded guilty to reduced charges as part of a deal requiring him to cooperate with Mueller’s team in its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.