According to NBC News, on March 13, 2019, paperwork obtained by the news organization showed the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has indicted Paul Manafort.
The indictment states Manafort has been indicted on 16 counts tied to conspiracy, attempted residential mortgage fraud, scheme to defraud, falsifying business records, and residential mortgage fraud.
The indictment came a little after a Washington federal judge sentenced Manafort to 3.5 years in prison.
District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. said in a statement that in New York, nobody is above the law. Following an investigation by the District Attorney’s office in 2017, a Manhattan grand jury reviewed the evidence and charged Manafort with criminal violations.
Vance stated the actions of Manafort “strike at the heart of New York’s sovereign interests, including the integrity of our residential mortgage market.”
To date, Manafort has been found guilty of 10 federal felonies in Washington DC and Virginia for crimes related to money he has earned while being a consultant advisor of a Ukraine pro-Russian political party.
If Trump pardons Manafort on federal charges, the president cannot pardon him on state charges.
Written by Barbara Sobel
NBC News: Paul Manafort indicted by Manhattan District Attorney
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