One month less than 4 years, when sentencing guidelines are 24 years.
“He’s lived an otherwise blameless life,” Ellis said. The judged noted Manafort has no past criminal history and “earned the admiration of a number of people” who wrote letters to the court support Manafort.
Getting millions of dollars for helping dictators: “blameless”. Selling a few grams of coke, or a couple of pounds of marijuana: “hardened criminal”.