Paul manafort

Hours after pardoning a group of war criminals and political allies, President Donald Trump issued another full slate of pardons to loyalists who had been convicted of serious felonies.
Lawyers for the former Trump campaign manager said he was at risk of contracting COVID-19 because of his age and history of health problems.
His attorney plans to fight the allegations on grounds that you can't prosecute someone twice for one offense.
'In light of New York's position, and Mr. Manafort's unique health and safety needs, the department determined to err on the side of caution by keeping Mr. Manafort in federal custody.'
Trump's disgraced former campaign chairman awaits trial on a host of New York state fraud charges.
This is particularly notable because presidential pardon power does not extend to convictions at the state level.
Manafort, who turns 70 next month, was convicted last year of eight counts of tax and bank fraud related to his overseas work advising Ukrainian politicians.
The state charges guard against the possibility that Trump pardons his former campaign chairman for the slew of federal charges for which he's already pled guilty.
Besides stealing the banker's iPad and briefcase, he also stole a different victim's skateboard and laptop.
Only a few particular items were taken: a briefcase, an iPad and sneakers.
What's in the box? What's in the box?
Manafort reportedly showed no emotion during the ruling.
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