NEW YORK (AP) A judge today threw out Paul Manaforts New York mortgage fraud case on double jeopardy grounds.
Manafort, 70, was President Donald Trumps campaign chairman in 2016. He was later convicted in two federal cases stemming from his business dealings and is serving a 7½-year prison sentence.
Judge Maxwell Wiley ruled that state law precludes prosecution. Manafort wasnt in court for Wileys ruling because of a health problem.