Paul Manafort sentencing: Live updates

Paul Manafort is scheduled to be sentenced today in Virginia for bank fraud, tax fraud and other financial crimes related to the money he earned working for Ukrainian politicians.

A jury last August found Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, guilty on eight counts of financial crimes, a major victory for special counsel Robert Mueller.

Prosecutors had previously agreed with a Virginia federal court assessment that Manafort should face between 19 and 25 years in prison for the jury convictions

Manafort recently submitted letters of support from friends and family and a 40-page memo arguing why he shouldn’t spend the rest of his life in prison.

In his memo before sentencing to Judge T.S. Ellis of the Alexandria-based court, Manafort said he is “truly remorseful for his conduct.”

It was his last major court filing before Ellis sentences him for a jury’s conviction of financial fraud.

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