Former Trump Campaign Chairman To Be Sentenced For Fraud

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Former Trump Campaign Chairman To Be Sentenced For Fraud
The special counsel suggested the Manafort could face up to 24 years in prison and a fine of up to $24 million.
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Paul Manafort will be sentenced on March 8 in Alexandria, Virginia, for bank and tax fraud.

The special counsel suggested the former Trump campaign chairman could face up to 24 years in prison and a fine of up to $24 million. In August, a jury found Manafort guilty of trying to hide millions of dollars he earned from pro-Russia leaders in Ukraine and lying to banks. 

In addition to this case, Manafort is also facing charges of conspiracy and lying to prosecutors. Manafort is scheduled to be sentenced in a D.C. court on March 13. 

Both cases came out of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia meddling in the 2016 election. Russia has denied any allegations of meddling. President Donald Trump has consistently denied allegations of collusion and has called Mueller's investigation a "witch hunt." 

Manafort has been behind bars since June. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.