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False convictions, ruined lives

Law | False rape accusations may be statistically ‘rare,’ but they happen every day in the United States
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 3/14/19, 12:15 pm

Editor’s note: This story includes frank discussion of a sexual relationship.

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Manafort gets additional 3½-year sentence

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/13/19, 01:54 pm

WASHINGTON—Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort received a sentence Wednesday of 3½ additional years in prison for crimes related to his work as a political lobbyist in Ukraine. The punishment is on top of a 47-month sentence Manafort received last week, bringing his total prison time to 90 months, or 7½ years. “It is hard to overstate the number of lies and the amount of fraud and the extraordinary amount of money involved,” U.S.

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Manafort sentenced to 47 months

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/08/19, 10:09 am

A judge on Thursday sentenced former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to nearly four years in prison for felonies connected to his previous work in Ukraine. Critics of President Donald Trump decried the sentence as too light and claimed Manafort received leniency not afforded to other common criminals. An Alexandria, Va., jury in August 2018 convicted Manafort of eight felony counts of bank and tax fraud. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office uncovered the crimes while investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S.

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