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Mueller Urges That Manafort Serve Up to 24 Years for Fraud

  • Manafort convicted of 8 counts after jury trial in Virginia
  • Judge will impose term after sentencing in Washington in March
Paul Manafort on Dec. 11, 2017.
Paul Manafort on Dec. 11, 2017.Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended that Paul Manafort serve as much as a quarter century in prison for his convictions last year on tax- and bank-fraud charges, seeking what is effectively a life sentence for the 69-year-old former Trump campaign chairman.

Mueller’s prosecutors urged U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III in Alexandria, Virginia, to hammer Manafort for using untaxed income hidden offshore to support a lavish lifestyle and for cheating banks when he was desperate for cash.