Paul Manafort sentenced to less than 4 years in prison

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In this April 4, 2018 file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Members of the Manafort family who run the Connecticut-based Manafort Brothers Inc. construction company are defending their family name while distancing themselves from Paul Manafort Jr., who is facing sentencing this month for financial […]

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 47 months in prison on tax and bank fraud charges.

Manafort asked a federal judge for compassion as he awaited the news.

“Saying I feel humiliated and ashamed would be a gross understatement,” he told the federal judge, seated in a wheelchair in the courtroom.

Manafort said he has had time to reflect on his actions during months of solitary confinement and does not recognize the person he has been made out to be in the media.

He says he hopes to have an opportunity “to show the world who I know I really am.”

Manafort was prosecuted as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, but this case isn’t related to Donald Trump’s campaign. It stems from his overseas work advising politicians in Ukraine.

In court papers, defense lawyers say Manafort is suffering from gout and poor health.

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