Paul Manafort sentencing delayed in Virginia fraud case
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Paul Manafort sentencing delayed in Virginia fraud case

A federal judge in Virginia on Monday delayed sentencing for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort due to his pending trial in the District of Columbia.

Manafort was convicted of eight charges of fraud in August by a jury in Virginia and was set to be sentenced next week. However, District Judge TS Ellis III delayed the sentencing on Monday, stating that the “resolution of the current dispute in defendant’s prosecution in the District of Columbia may have some effect on the sentencing decision in this case” and that the sentencing would continue pending the outcome of that separate case. Because of this, Ellis did not schedule a new sentencing hearing yet.

Manafort had previously reached a plea agreement in the pending case before the DC Circuit, but was later accused of breaching the agreement by lying in his statements to prosecutors and sharing confidential information about the case with Trump administration officials.

The delay for Manafort comes on the heels of the indictment and arrest of Roger Stone, a longtime Trump associate and campaign adviser earlier this week.