BREAKING: Judge T.S. Ellis Rejects “Excessive” Mueller Recommendation – Sentences Paul Manafort to 47 Months in Prison

President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday afternoon in a criminal trial stemming from Mueller’s Russia witch hunt.

Manafort, who will turn 70 years old next month, was facing 19.5 to 24.5 years in prison in the Alexandria, Virginia case where he was convicted on 8 felony counts of bank and tax fraud.

Manafort’s lawyers asked Judge T.S. Ellis, a Reagan appointee, for a lenient sentence given Manafort’s age, ill health and cooperation with Mueller.

Paul Manafort was seated in a wheelchair and green prison jumpsuit during Thursday’s hearing and pleaded with the judge to have some compassion, reported CNBC.

“The last two years have been the most difficult for my family and I,” Manafort said in his plea.

“To say I have been humiliated and ashamed would be a gross understatement,” he said.

Judge Ellis rejected Mueller’s “excessive” recommendation and gave Manafort a much lighter sentence.

Judge T.S. Ellis knows dirty cop Mueller wants Paul Manafort to die in prison for the ‘crime’ of helping Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Judge TS Ellis believes the 19-24 years recommended by Mueller would be excessive for Manafort, said crime reporter Shimon Prokupecz.

TS Ellis sentenced Paul Manafort to almost 4 years in prison.

Manafort faces sentencing in a separate case in a DC court next week.

A couple weeks ago, Mueller released his redacted sentencing memo on Paul Manafort in the Washington D.C. case where Manafort was on trial for his Ukrainian lobbying.

Mueller accused Manafort of “repeatedly and brazenly” breaking the law — recall, Mueller gave Tony Podesta immunity in this case even though just like Manafort, he failed to file a FARA form in a timely manner.

Corrupt Obama-appointed Judge Amy Berman Jackson is assigned to Paul Manafort’s DC case where he was charged with two felony counts and will be sentenced next week by Jackson.

Mueller did not disclose how many years he recommended Manafort serve in the DC case, however, under the law Manafort faces 10 years maximum prison time for two felony counts.

Trump should issue Paul Manafort a presidential pardon.

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