Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison for Tax fraud and defrauding banks Watch

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Trump's campaign manager has been sentenced to 47 months in prison for tax fraud worth $6m and defrauding 3 banks of a total of $25m, well below the federal recommendation of 19-24 years for such offences, prompting outrage and accusations of white privilege from critics. Is the judge right to give such a short sentence? Do critics have a point that such a reduction in sentence amounts to letting him get away with multiple offences?
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(Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
Trump's campaign manager has been sentenced to 47 months in prison for tax fraud worth $6m and defrauding 3 banks of a total of $25m, well below the federal recommendation of 19-24 years for such offences, prompting outrage and accusations of white privilege from critics. Is the judge right to give such a short sentence? Do critics have a point that such a reduction in sentence amounts to letting him get away with multiple offences?
That's ridiculous. He should have definitely been given a longer sentence.
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(Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
Trump's campaign manager has been sentenced to 47 months in prison for tax fraud worth $6m and defrauding 3 banks of a total of $25m, well below the federal recommendation of 19-24 years for such offences, prompting outrage and accusations of white privilege from critics. Is the judge right to give such a short sentence? Do critics have a point that such a reduction in sentence amounts to letting him get away with multiple offences?
They have also seized all of his assets and accounts, essentially leaving him financially bankrupt.

47 months seems like a proportional sentence, 20 odd years is insane.
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Poor black guy in America steals from bank - life without parole.

Rich white guy in America steals from multiple banks - 2 years in low-security.

There is no such thing as institutional racism. Clearly.
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They have also seized all of his assets and accounts, essentially leaving him financially bankrupt.

47 months seems like a proportional sentence, 20 odd years is insane.
His own defence team pushed for a longer sentence than this. It's a joke.
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(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
Poor black guy in America steals from bank - life without parole.

Rich white guy in America steals from multiple banks - 2 years in low-security.

There is no such thing as institutional racism. Clearly.
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His own defence team pushed for a longer sentence than this. It's a joke.
That black woman got more time for voting lol

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...e-years-prison
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They've given him a further 43 months. So that's 90 months (7.5 years) in total.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47559410
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They've given him a further 43 months. So that's 90 months (7.5 years) in total.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47559410
That's what you get for stealing $30 million in taxpayer's money, lying to the special counsel, breaking bail, intimidating witnesses, etc, etc. Hopefully SDNY throw the book at him now.

EDIT: That was fast
https://www.manhattanda.org/district...paul-manafort/

Defendant Information:

PAUL MANAFORT, D.O.B. 4/1/1949

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Charged:

Residential Mortgage Fraud in the First Degree, a class B felony, 3 counts
Attempted Residential Mortgage Fraud in the First Degree, a class C felony, 1 count
Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony, 3 counts
Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, a class E felony, 8 counts
Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, a class E felony, 1 count
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That black woman got more time for voting lol

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...e-years-prison
This article is shocking. Disgusting what goes on in that backwater country
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"But her emails!" cry the redhats.
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