REPORT: Manafort makes statement to judge while awaiting second round of sentencing

MARCH 13, 2019

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Wednesday expressed remorse for his criminal conduct and apologized to loved ones and others who have been hurt his actions.

“I am sorry for what I have done and for all of the activities that have gotten us here today,” Manafort said in remarks to a federal judge in Washington, D.C., who is weighing whether he should face more time in prison.

“I know that it was my conduct that brought me here today,” Manafort, wearing a suit and seated in a wheelchair, said in the packed and quiet courtroom. “For that, I am remorseful.”

The article goes on to state the following:

“Let me be very clear: I accept the responsibility for the acts that have cause me to be here today,” Manafort said.

He pleaded with Jackson to consider his wife when deciding his sentence, noting that he is her primary caretaker and that separating them would adversely impact their life.

“She needs me and I need her,” Manafort said. “This case has taken everything from me already.”

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1 Comment

  1. Laurie Godfrey March 13th, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    He’s playing the victim card here! He’s in a wheelchair, why? He is his wife’s caregiver and he always drug his daughter to court with him who was on crutches!! What is wrong with this family? Manafort should have thot about all this before he broke the law!!! No sympathy here!!! Do your time like a man!!


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