Manhattan District Attorney revealed the contours of the alleged scheme in the 16-count indictment released shortly after a federal judge tacked an additional three and a half years onto Manafort's prison sentence for a combination of tax and bank fraud as well as conspiracy charges. Ellis credited Manafort for serving that time already, so if Jackson reaches a shorter sentence and says he should serve it at the same time as the other terms, he would likely be in prison far less than four years.
Trump seized upon Manafort's sentencing by Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington to claim it had been "proven again today" that "there was no collusion" between anyone on his election campaign and Moscow.
According to the indictment, Manafort asked "Individual 6" while in New York County to sign a letter stating: 'Thank you for allowing me to use the AMEX Business Plum card to purchase season tickets for the 2016 baseball season'.
Nearly immediately after Jackson handed down the rest of Manafort's sentence, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced 16 new charges against Manfort.
After the hearing, Downing criticized Jackson's sentencing as he competed with shouting protesters.
Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann said Manafort had engaged in an extensive cover-up that deceived the USA government and the American public, and continued to try to undermine the investigation even after he pleaded guilty. "Let me be very clear, I accept the responsibility for the acts that caused me to be here today".
The New York indictment also references another element of Manafort's federal trial - his actions to wire funds from a Cyprus-based account as a reimbursement for Yankees season tickets.
Instead, Jackson described a throughline of dishonesty and "dissembling" by Manafort over the course of his legal saga, including allegations he attempted to tamper with witnesses while on bail and false statements he gave in apparent breach of his September plea agreement.
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Anticipating huge public interest in the sentence, the judge will permit a camera in court to broadcast his remarks live globally. Pell - a former top advisor to Pope Francis - is the most senior Catholic to be convicted for child sex offences.
"Court is one of those places where facts still matter", she said. Trump could pardon Manafort in his two federal cases, for which he faces about 7 1/2 years in prison, but Trump has no pardon authority in state cases, so there is nothing he could do for Manafort if he is convicted on the state charges. But Berman Jackson rejected his plea, saying he was sorry to be caught and ridiculed his lavish lifestyle, saying he had 'more homes than a man could live in and more suits than a man could wear.' She sentenced him to 43 months, 30 of which will run alongside his 47-month sentence from last week. Rick Gates, of course, has been a key cooperator for the special counsel's office.
The sentencing hearing was a milestone in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible co-ordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation in the 2016 election campaign.
Manafort also provided doctored financial documents about his company to Federal Savings Bank, overstating his income by millions of dollars, they said.
Outside court, Manafort's lead defense lawyer, Kevin Downing, said, "Judge Jackson conceded that there was absolutely no evidence of Russian collusion in this case".
Manafort said he was the primary caregiver for his wife and wanted the chance for them to resume their life together. Mueller is expected to soon conclude his investigation in a confidential report to the Justice Department.
Jackson on Wednesday dismissed the notion that Manafort's failure to register under FARA was merely a violation of a "pesky regulation". "He has served to undermine, not promote American ideals of honesty. and playing by the rules", Weissmann said.
"When people don't have the facts, democracy can't work", she said. By this afternoon, Manafort appeared to have gotten off lightly not once but twice.
"Secrecy was integral to what Mr. Manafort wanted to do for Ukraine", Weissmann said.