Judge tosses Manafort’s fraud case in NY

National News

December 18, 2019 - 10:44 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge today threw out Paul Manafort’s New York mortgage fraud case on double jeopardy grounds.

Manafort, 70, was President Donald Trump’s 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 wasn’t in court for Wiley’s ruling because of a health problem.

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