Manafort's 73-month sentence 'callous': Attorney

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Published on March 13, 2019 - Duration: 01:34s

Manafort's 73-month sentence 'callous': Attorney

Paul Manafort's attorney Kevin Downing described his client, Paul Manafort's sentence as "callous" and "harsh" after a federal judge on Wednesday sentenced the former campaign chairman for President Trump to 73 months in prison for two conspiracy charges arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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Manafort's 73-month sentence 'callous': Attorney

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to 73 months in prison for two conspiracy charges arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said 30 of the months would run concurrently with Manafort's sentence last week in a separate case.

Manafort apologized for his actions and asked for leniency during a sentencing hearing.

Last week, a federal judge in Virginia sentenced the Republican political consultant to 47 months in prison - an unexpectedly lenient term - for tax and bank fraud in a separate Mueller case.

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