Political News

Prosecutors say Manafort's 'criminal actions were bold' in redacted sentencing memo

Posted February 23, 2019 2:22 p.m. EST

— In the sentencing memo for Paul Manafort, prosecutors wrote that the former Trump campaign manager's "criminal actions were bold, some of which were committed while under a spotlight due to his work as the campaign chairman and, later, while he was on bail from this Court."

Manafort pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy against the US and conspiracy witness tampering. At the time of his plea, Manafort also admitted to a litany of money laundering and foreign lobbying crimes that encompassed his work for Ukrainian politicians and other clients over several years.

The sentencing memorandum filed Friday night is the last major requisite court filing in Mueller's longest running case, a sprawling prosecution of Manafort that led investigators to gather exhaustive information about his hidden Cypriot bank accounts, Ukrainian political efforts in Europe and the US, and into Manafort's time on the 2016 presidential campaign.

This story is breaking and will be updated.