In a pre-sentencing
gambit statement, disgraced former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort complained: ‘The person that the media has described me as is not someone I recognize. To say I’ve been humiliated and shunned is a gross understatement.’
He went on to say: ‘The last two years of my life have been the most difficult that my family and I have ever experienced.” Whining that his ‘mental health had deteriorated behind bars,’ Manafort never apologized for his crimes, let alone admits to them.
As we know now, Manafort received a very lenient sentence from the judge — just 47 months for tax and bank fraud. Judge Ellis also ordered that restitution should be ‘no less $6 million and no more than $25 million.’