Federal judge delays Paul Manafort’s sentencing date until further notice

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 7:01 AM PT — Tuesday, January 29, 2019

A federal judge in Virginia has reportedly canceled Paul Manafort’s’ sentencing hearing, which was set for February 8, 2019.

Judge T.S. Ellis said the sentencing has been delayed until further notice due to a conflict over his cooperation with the special counsel.

FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, leaves Federal District Court, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Manafort was convicted of eight-counts of bank and tax fraud last year, but also pleaded guilty to undisclosed lobbying work in Washington, D.C.

Manafort agreed to cooperate with the special counsel as part of a plea deal, but Robert Mueller’s team alleged he knowingly misled them and committed new crimes by lying to prosecutors.

The judge said the resolution of that case will affect his sentencing in the state.

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