Manafort, who has already served nine months behind bars, has received the longest prison sentence yet in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election. But the timing - barely an hour after a federal judge in the nation's capital sentenced Manafort to almost four years in prison for lobbying violations, witness tampering and lying under oath - was notable. The agreement required him to cooperate with Mueller's team on their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether there was collusion by members of the Trump campaign.
Manafort pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy last year, which each carried a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
A federal judge in Washington had minutes earlier ordered Manafort to spend a total of 7.5 years in federal prison for a decade's worth of financial and lobbying crimes and obstruction of justice.
Mr Trump has not ruled out a presidential pardon for Manafort, and after last week's sentencing said "I feel very badly" for his former aide. The Mueller indictment states that Manafort got the apartment for $2.85 million after transferring funds from a company in Cyprus, then falsely claimed it was a second home for his daughter and son-in-law, and used it as an Airbnb rental.
"He has not learned a harsh lesson", Weissmann said. It was not present in this case, "period", she said.
In their memo, prosecutors cast Manafort's conduct as the work of a veteran political operator who served at the pinnacle of both an American presidential campaign and his own, secretive lobbying operation, yet who was also a serial liar and a "bold. hardened" actor who undertook "concerted criminal action" spanning years.
Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort apologizes, asks judge for leniency at hearing
"Saying "I'm sorry I got caught" is not an inspiring plea for leniency", Jackson told Manafort, who was brought into the courtroom in a wheelchair because of a condition called gout.
"This case has taken everything from me, already", he said, naming all his assets now in the government's possession.
After the hearing, Downing criticized Jackson's sentencing as he competed with shouting protesters. "I ask you to think of this and our need for each other as you deliberate". Prosecutors said during his case that Manafort shared campaign polling data with Konstantin Kilimnik, a Manafort business associate identified by prosecutors as having ties to Russian intelligence.
The state charges could be challenged in the courts as a violation of double jeopardy protections for defendants, an area in which current NY law may favor Manafort.
In the Washington case, Manafort was sentenced for two conspiracy counts to which he pleaded guilty last September.
But this time, Manafort made clear he was apologetic due to Ellis saying he was "surprised that I did not hear you express regret".
Jackson found that Manafort's lies included matters "material" to the Mueller probe, including interactions with his longtime Russian aide in Ukraine, Konstantin Kilimnik, whom the Federal Bureau of Investigation assessed to have ties to Russian intelligence.More news: Mauricio Pochettino Accepts Two-Game Touchline Ban