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Paul Manafort was wheeled into a Virginia federal court for a sentencing hearing on Friday, with his lawyer claiming the former Trump campaign chairman was suffering 'significant health issues' while in custody.
The 69-year-old's lawyer, Kevin Downing, said his client had 'significant issues' with his health, requesting an expedited sentencing so that Manafort could be moved from the Alexandria jail.
Manafort - Tax - Bank - Fraud - Charges
Manafort, who was convicted of tax and bank fraud charges, wore a green prison jumpsuit that read 'ALEXANDRIA INMATE, after his request to wear a suit was denied.
A judge set a February 8 date for sentencing, and as expected, also dismissed 10 remaining counts against Manafort that had deadlocked the jury at his trial earlier this year.
Manafort - Foot - Source - Condition - Condition
Manafort's right foot seemed to be wrapped and a source familiar with his condition said he has a serious medical condition related to his diet, which is related to inflammation in his foot, they told reporter Zoe Tillman.
The judge's decision to push ahead with sentencing could result in Manafort receiving a higher prison sentence at first, which prosecutors could then seek...
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