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Federal Judge Sets Sentencing Date For Paul Manafort

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Federal Judge Sets Sentencing Date For Paul Manafort
The former Trump campaign chairman will be sentenced Feb. 8 on eight counts of bank and tax fraud crimes.
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A federal judge in Virginia set Paul Manafort's first sentencing date.

The former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump will be sentenced Feb. 8 on eight counts of bank and tax fraud crimes. The judge dismissed 10 additional counts the jury couldn't reach a verdict on, but prosecutors could re-file those charges later.

Since his conviction in August, Manafort pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in a separate case, and he's been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. 

That cooperation could prompt prosecutors to ask for a shorter sentence. But legal experts expect Manafort will spend at least 10 years in prison. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.