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Why The Judge In Manafort’s Virginia Case Let Him Off Easy

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March 7, 2019 8:46 p.m.

After weeks of headlines that Paul Manafort could be looking at a 19-to-24-year prison sentence for his bank and tax fraud crimes, the judge’s decision on Thursday to sentence him to 47 months may come as a shock.

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