Special Counsel Recommends Strict Sentence For Paul Manafort

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Special Counsel Recommends Strict Sentence For Paul Manafort
​In a sentencing memo released Friday night, the special counsel laid out their recommendations for Manafort's punishment.
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Special counsel Robert Mueller's office is recommending a sentence of 19 to 24 years for Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign manager who was convicted of bank and tax fraud last August.

In a memo released Friday night, Mueller's team also called for a fine that could land somewhere between $50,000 and over $24 million.

In the memo, prosecutors said, "In the end, Manafort acted for more than a decade as if he were above the law... The sentence should reflect the seriousness of these crimes."

Ultimately, the sentence is entirely in Judge T.S. Ellis' hands. A sentencing date has yet to be set.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.