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Trump Pardons Ex-Adviser Paul Manafort in Fraud Case

A round of more than two dozen late-December pardons by Donald Trump included his 2016 campaign manager Paul Manafort. So reports CNBC.

Manafort, who months earlier won early release from a seven-year sentence due to COVID-19 concerns, was convicted on federal charges of bank fraud and tax fraud.

Manhattan prosecutors are still trying to prosecute Manafort for mortgage fraud and other state-level allegations after a judge ruled that the charges were too similar to Manafort’s federal case.

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