Paul Manafort hit with 16-count indictment from New York just moments after his sentencing
FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on a third superseding indictment against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on charges of witness tampering, at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S. June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

Paul Manafort was indicted on state charges just minutes after he was sentenced in federal court.


The former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump was indicted Wednesday by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office on a yearlong residential mortgage fraud scheme.

The 69-year-old Manafort, who was sentenced to a total of 90 months in federal prison on fraud and conspiracy charges, was charged March in a New York State Supreme Court with with residential mortgage fraud in the first degree, attempted residential mortgage fraud in the first degree, conspiracy in the fourth degree, falsifying business records in the first degree, and scheme to defraud in the first degree.

“No one is beyond the law in New York,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.

“Following an investigation commenced by our Office in March 2017," he added, "a Manhattan grand jury has charged Mr. Manafort with state criminal violations which strike at the heart of New York’s sovereign interests, including the integrity of our residential mortgage market."