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Josh Kovensky

Josh Kovensky is a reporter for Talking Points Memo in New York City. He previously worked for the Kyiv Post in Ukraine, covering politics, business, and corruption there. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago.

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Paul Manafort has seven years of prison ahead of him.

But what was the real gravity of his crimes?

During two trials, prosecutors focused in on wrongdoing that emanated from his time working for exiled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his wealthy backers.

I covered elements of Manafort’s time in Ukraine while working as a journalist there, an experience that gave me a good sense of the kind of government Manafort was abetting, and where the tens of millions of dollars he received came from. (Hint: the regime is accused of stealing $40 billion.)

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has shown no remorse for his crimes and “poses a serious risk of recidivism,” prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation argued in a Tuesday court filing in the Eastern District of Virginia.

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