Mueller gently taps Judge Berman Jackson on the shoulder re: Manafort sentencing

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I got a smile out of this item today:  Robert Mueller Not-So-Subtly Nudges D.C. Judge to Throw the Book at Paul Manafort


In an “I’m-just-gonna-leave-this-here” move, Mueller’s prosecutors Andrew Weissmann, Jeannie Rhee, and Greg Andres filed a one-paragraph status report with D.C. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, saying:

“The United States of America, by and through Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III, files this status report to apprise the Court of a recent development in United States v. Paul J. Manafort, Jr., No. 1:18-cr-83 (E.D. Va.) that is pertinent to this Court’s upcoming sentencing decision. Attached to this status report as Exhibit A is the transcript from the sentencing hearing on March 7, 2019.”

Mueller’s team then attaches the 96-page transcript of Manafort’s sentencing hearing, where Judge T.S. Ellis III went far below the sentencing guidelines, giving Manafort a punishment of just 47 months for his tax and bank fraud case.

This should be fun.

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Sick of the Con
Sick of the Con

He probably will get 4 months for the treason case this because apparently Trump probably promised supreme court spots or cabinet positions for these judges.

Thomas Heuer
Thomas Heuer

He should have had the 10 to 15 year sentence I think maybe more judge was too lenient on him for what he has done let’s hope his next sentence he’s going to be a little more tougher on him