Paul Manafort has his contract for sentence remissions violated by ‘aware of multiple false statements to the FBI, the special prosecutor, Robert Mueller, and the jury at his trial. That has judge Amy Berman Jackson will decide after a hearing behind closed doors.
The former campaign manager of president Trump was the first person by the team of Mueller was charged in the investigation of Russian interference during the presidential elections of 2016. Manafort was in August sentenced for tax evasion and other financial crimes that he committed before he joined the team of Trump. A month later, he pleaded guilty to two charges of conspiracy and manipulation of witnesses, in exchange for a lighter sentence of up to ten years in prison.
By the judgment of the court that Manafort has lied, he will not more on the goodwill of the court can count and would be a punishment even higher. Judge Berman gave to know that they in its decision on march 13, would take into account the false statements.
Manafort could, among other things lied about his contacts with Konstantin Kilimnik, long time one of his employees that also ties with the Russian intelligence services, and payments to a law firm. Manafort himself denies knowingly lied, but, according to Berman, there are plenty of proof.