Manafort has had it good so far, even without the new New York charges …
… let’s see if they can actually sentence him the way they do others ….
I’ve read a lot recently about why Manafort sentences were so lenient at least when compared to the recommendations. His defence tells is that he lead an otherwise blameless life and that should be taken into consideration.
He has essentially been a criminal throughout his career, he just wasn’t caught and that proof didn’t come up this time.
If you want to meet some people where that rule did not apply, let me know, I can introduce you. People incarcerated for outrageous lengths of time for something as trivial as ‘possession’ … because they needed to be made an example of. Because the authorities ‘knew’ that they had ‘history’.
Where are those people now?