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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:09 PM

Manafort could face 'rest of life in prison,' judge says

Source: Politico




By JOSH GERSTEIN 03/13/2018 12:37 PM EDT

Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, runs a significant risk of spending the rest of his life in prison and the evidence against him by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office seems strong, a federal judge declared in an order made public on Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III, who is based in Alexandria, Virginia, and is assigned to a newly filed indictment against Manafort dealing with bank fraud and tax evasion, said the veteran lobbyist and political consultant posed “a substantial risk of flight” because of his assets and the gravity of his legal predicament.

“The defendant is a person of great wealth who has the financial means and international connections to flee and remain at large, as well as every incentive to do so,” Ellis wrote in an order setting the terms of what the judge called “home incarceration” for Manafort, 68, who lives in Alexandria but also has homes in Florida and on Long Island.

“Given the nature of the charges against the defendant and the apparent weight of the evidence against him, defendant faces the very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison,” wrote Ellis, an appointee of President Ronald Reagan.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/13/judge-manafort-could-face-rest-of-life-in-prison-460302

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Reply Manafort could face 'rest of life in prison,' judge says (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 2018 OP
samnsara Mar 2018 #1
woodsprite Mar 2018 #2
duforsure Mar 2018 #3
infullview Mar 2018 #13
NurseJackie Mar 2018 #4
gopiscrap Mar 2018 #10
kaotikross Mar 2018 #21
NurseJackie Mar 2018 #5
WiseElder Mar 2018 #9
gopiscrap Mar 2018 #11
FakeNoose Mar 2018 #6
Leghorn21 Mar 2018 #7
Dread Pirate Roberts Mar 2018 #12
Leghorn21 Mar 2018 #16
unblock Mar 2018 #14
Leghorn21 Mar 2018 #17
Achilleaze Mar 2018 #8
Ilsa Mar 2018 #15
Hassler Mar 2018 #18
erronis Mar 2018 #19
ffr Mar 2018 #20
joshdawg Mar 2018 #22

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:12 PM

1. hed better sing...but then there would be a target on his back....

..hes toast...

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Response to samnsara (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:21 PM

2. Jail or not, there will always be a target on his back since he played games with the Russians. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:39 PM

3. Or be facing getting poisoned by

The terrorist Putin. If he goes to prison he also knows they'll get him there to to insure his silence. His not speaking will not save him no matter what trump does by giving him a pardon. He will soon either realize he's in a no win situation, or side with the Mueller investigation, and where he might get enough protection . He knows who he's dealing with, and the risks that were involved. These people are murders, and political terrorists. Its catching up with him, and in a corner with no way out , except to talk, and while he can.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:50 PM

13. whatever deal he makes

It better include witness protection, relocation, and maybe some plastic surgery.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:44 PM

4. He ought to be in jail while awaiting trial. Those two ankle bracelets are NOT enough.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:43 PM

10. I fully agree

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:15 PM

21. But yet far more attractive on him than anything from the Ivanka collection.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:44 PM

5. But if he were to flee the country, WHERE WOULD HE LIKELY GO?

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:30 PM

9. Ukraine


Or any other country without an extradition treaty which would welcome his money.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:43 PM

11. Ecuador

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:45 PM

6. Wow that's gonna take the smirk off his face, I'll bet

Shit's getting real, what's this guy smiling about anyway?
Every time they show him perp walking on TV, he's smiling like he's on his way to Disneyland.




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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:46 PM

7. Seems strange for a judge to comment publicly on an ongoing case?

Not that I know nuthin, of course... ?

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:50 PM

12. That's how bail hearings go

Determining the issue of whether or not to grant bail and the amount of bail is a fact based decision made by a judge. It's a calculus of the severity of the offense, the likelihood of conviction, the danger of the defendant and the potential of flight risk. These were all quite appropriate comments by the judge explaining the decision on Manafort's bail conditions.

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Response to Dread Pirate Roberts (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:53 PM

16. Thanks so much!! I so appreciate your taking the time to explain this to an idjit like moi!! nt

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:51 PM

14. he didn't publicly comment for the sake of airtime. this was a judicial order,

regarding the terms of his confinement to home while awaiting trial.

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Response to unblock (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:54 PM

17. Got it - many thanks for your reply, un!! nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:59 PM

8. republican lowlifes like Manafort & Dirty Donnie are pissing on American democracy

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:53 PM

15. My mother-in-law has been hooing

Something deadly would happen to trump. I told her that he needs to suffer the humiliation ofimpeachment and prison. Hopefully, a long sentence like Manafort.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:59 PM

18. Here's hoping he and Roger Stone can be cellmates.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:09 PM

19. The pardon tweet is being prepared right now.

But first donnie-boy needs to stuff his face with some fake meat/fat.

Still, I agree that manafort and many similars (including dump/relatives) are destined for the keep-em-quiet solution. It's cheap, hard to prove, and if you want to really punish - it can be extremely painful.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:41 PM

20. Pardon?

Life in prison doesn't have much meaning with this many corrupt swamp dwelling conservatives around. tRump has the backup 'get out of jail free card for any and all of them.'

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 06:57 AM

22. Life in prison is too good for this POS.

Lock'em all up! The whole "administration" is so crooked none can walk a straight line.

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