Dec 18, 2019

Judge dismisses New York state charges against Paul Manafort

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A judge in New York on Wednesday dismissed the Manhattan district attorney's fraud and conspiracy charges against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, citing the state's "double jeopardy" laws, CNBC reports.

The big picture: Manafort is serving more than seven years in prison for federal financial crimes stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. He was indicted for mortgage fraud in New York immediately after receiving his federal sentence — charges that would be "pardon-proof" — but the judge ruled that he could not be tried twice for the same crimes. Manafort did not attend the hearing after suffering from a reported "cardiac event."

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Report: Paul Manafort hospitalized after "cardiac event"

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was hospitalized last week after suffering a "cardiac event" while serving his seven-year federal prison sentence for conspiracy and fraud, reports ABC News.

The big picture: Manafort is "stable and could be released soon," according to the report. The news of his hospitalization comes on the same day that his longtime associate, Rick Gates, received a 45-day sentence for his part in their scheme after extensively cooperating with federal investigators.

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All the Trump associates convicted or sentenced in the Mueller investigation

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Longtime Trump associate Roger Stone was sentenced to 4o months in prison for crimes that include obstruction of justice, lying to Congress and witness tampering.

Why it matters: Stone is the seventh person to be convicted and sentenced for crimes unearthed by former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. His case has been at the heart of ongoing tensions between President Trump and his Justice Department.

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Rick Gates sentenced to 45 days in jail after Mueller cooperation

Gates leaving federal court last year. Photo: Evelyn Hockstein for the Washington Post via Getty Images

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates was sentenced to 45 days in jail — to be served on weekends — on Tuesday in a Washington, D.C. federal court.

Why it matters: His sentencing wraps up one of the final outstanding portions of former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, which Gates cooperated with extensively.

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