Sentencing for Paul Manafort in DC case scheduled for March

A federal judge on Friday set a tentative March sentencing date for President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort after special counsel Robert Mueller accused the 69-year-old of breaching the terms of a plea agreement.

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U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson set a tentative sentencing date for March 5 in the case, The Associated Press reported.

Prosecutor Andrew Weissman told the court Friday that Mueller’s team was still debating whether to file additional charges against Manafort after learning he’d repeatedly lied to investigators despite a plea deal he’d made with the special counsel.

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Manafort agreed in September to fully cooperate with Mueller’s team as part of an agreement that saw him admitting in a Washington, D.C., courtroom to charges of conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice through witness tampering.

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Over the summer, a federal jury in Virginia found him guilty of tax and bank fraud charges in a separate case stemming from work he did for pro-Russia political forces in Ukraine.

He remained jailed Friday in Alexandria, Virginia.

Officials accused Manafort on Monday of breaching his plea agreement in the Washington case, though The Washington Post reported he denied intentionally lying to investigators.

It was not immediately clear what he was accused of lying about.

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