Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in prison in what was the first of two rounds of sentencing. He was convicted last year of five counts of tax fraud, two counts of bank fraud, and one count of failure to disclose a foreign bank account. Manafort’s convictions did not relate to his involvement in the 2016 presidential campaign.
After his conviction in September 2018, Manafort pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice by witness tampering, and he agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Manafort also agreed to forfeit several of his properties and money in several of his bank accounts. The crimes Manafort pleaded guilty to did not relate to his involvement in the 2016 presidential campaign.