The federal judge overseeing Paul Manafort’s sentencing handed down a sentence of just 47 months after the former Trump campaign chair pleaded for leniency from his wheelchair but did not express remorse.
He was convicted last summer of hiding millions of dollars of income from his political consulting in Ukraine.
He is due to be sentenced in another case next week related to his illegal lobbying.
The charges stem from an inquiry into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election.
US Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Mueller is thought to be finishing up his 22-month investigation, which has dogged the Trump presidency
Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller took the opportunity to unload on Manafort, who they accuse of lying despite an agreement to cooperate in their expansive Russia probe.
Attorneys (L and C) for Paul Manafort, former campaign manager of President Donald Trump, arrive at the US District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, on March 7, 2019 for sentencing in Manafort’s fraud case