Paul Manafort gets additional 43 months in prison in second sentencing for conspiracy charges
Paul Manafort during the sound check at the podium of the Republican National Convention. (mark reinstein / Shutterstock.com)

President Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort was sentenced to an additional 43 months in prison on Wednesday in a case related to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.


U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Manafort to 73 months in prison, but said 30 of the months would run concurrently with a sentence in a separate case.

Manafort pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy last year, which each carried a maximum sentence of five years in prison. At his sentencing hearing, Manafort said he was sorry for what he had done.

But the federal judge had a harsh response to his request for leniency.

"It’s hard to overstate the number of lies, the amount of fraud and the extraordinary amount of money involved" in his crimes, said Jackson.

"Court is one of those places where facts still matter," she added.

In a separate case, Manafort was sentenced to nearly four years in prison by a federal judge last week after being convicted of five counts of filing false income tax returns, two counts of bank fraud and one count of failing to report a foreign bank account. Manafort was also ordered to pay $24 million in restitution and a $50,000 fine.

The sentences mean Manafort will spend a total of more than 7 years in prison.