Robert Mueller’s offices has filed the Paul Manafort sentencing memo under seal but a redacted version has been made available to the public on Saturday.
From the memo:
Manafort presents many aggravating sentencing factors and no warranted mitigating factors. Manafort committed an array of felonies for over a decade, up through the fall of 2018. Manafort chose repeatedly and knowingly to violate the law— whether the laws proscribed garden-variety crimes such as tax fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice, and bank fraud, or more esoteric laws that he nevertheless was intimately familiar with, such as the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
His criminal actions were bold, some of which were committed while under a spotlight due to his work as the campaign chairman and, later, while he was on bail from this Court.
Major parts of the memo are redacted but it ends by saying “for over a decade, Manafort repeatedly and brazenly violated the law, His crimes continued up through the time he was first indicted in October 2017 and remarkably went unabated even after indictment. Manafort engaged in witness tampering while on bail and even after he was caught for engaging in that scheme.”
The memo doesn’t recommend a sentence for Paul Manafort but says the “Court has the discretion to run all or a portion of the sentence herein consecutive to that imposed in the EDVA criminal prosecution.”
Some have noted that over 800 pages are under seal, which could indicate that Mueller is far from finished as reported earlier.
You can read the full memo below or click here.
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