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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been indicted for 16 felonies in NY state, shortly after receiving a second prison sentence from a federal judge.

If convicted of the state charges - which include three counts of residential mortgage fraud, eight counts of falsifying business records, and counts of conspiracy and fraud - Manafort would not be able to receive a pardon from Trump. But even if President Trump pardons Manafort at the federal level, he could still face prison time at the state level if a Vance/Manhattan DA prosecution is successful.

FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on a third superseding indictment against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on charges of witness tampering, at U.S. District Court in Washington, June 15, 2018.

He faced a maximum of 10 years - five years for each of the two conspiracy counts he pleaded guilty to last year in a cooperation deal with prosecutors that later imploded after he was found to have lied.

Minutes after a Federal judge added 43 months to his sentence, NY state prosecutors unsealed an indictment that could yield another 7 years. "I do feel badly for Paul Manafort - that I can tell you", the Republican president told reporters at the White House.

"I believe that is not reflective of someone who has learned a harsh lesson".

He undermined the American political process by concealing from the public and Congress that he was working on behalf of Ukraine- and earning millions of dollars that he never reported to the IRS, she said. "Period", Jackson said. "Therefore, it was not resolved one way or the other in this case".

At his second federal sentencing hearing on Wednesday, Manafort said he took responsibility for his crimes and that he was sorry. I am her primary caregiver. this case has taken enough from me already.

A federal judge in Virginia sentenced Manafort to 47 months in prison last week for a scheme to defraud banks and taxpayers out of millions of dollars.

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"As I've sat in solitary confinement, I've reflected on my life and can see I've behaved in ways that did not always comport with my personal values", Manafort said, as The Atlantic's Natasha Bertrand reports, adding, "my behavior in the future will be very different".

"I have not even given it a thought as of this moment", Trump said.

Jackson dismissed that argument, telling Manafort, "Saying "I'm sorry I got caught" is not an inspiring call for leniency".

Whatever Jackson's ruling, the possibility of a presidential pardon - a prospect Trump has not ruled out - will likely continue to hang over the Manafort situation, lawyers said.

He pleaded guilty to two criminal charges: conspiracy against the U.S. and conspiracy witness tampering, which he committed after his arrest.

"Court is one of those places where facts still matter", she added.

Manafort's attorneys have said in court filings, and repeated after his Virginia sentencing, that he was never accused of collusion or any Russia-related crimes.

The two criminal cases pursued by Mueller case caused a stunning downfall for Manafort, a prominent figure in Republican Party circles for decades who also worked as a consultant to such worldwide figures as former Angolan rebel leader Jonas Savimbi, former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and Yanukovych.


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