Trump’s ex-aide Manafort sentenced to 47 months for fraud

Paul Manafort, US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, was sentenced to 47 months in federal prison for tax and bank fraud on Thursday, much shorter than expected.

Prosecutors had recommended a sentence between 19.5 to 24 years behind bars, reports Xinhua news agency.

In a federal courtroom in Virginia on Thursday afternoon, an attorney from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office said Manafort “failed to accept responsibility and is not remorseful.”

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