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Manafort asks judge for sentence far below the maximum - court filing

Manafort asks judge for sentence far below the maximum - court filing
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Monday asked a federal judge in Washington to impose a prison term "significantly below the statutory maximum" when he is sentenced on March 13, according to a court filing.

Manafort pleaded guilty in a federal court in Washington last September to conspiracy against the United States - a charge that includes a range of conduct from money laundering to unregistered lobbying - and conspiracy to obstruct justice for attempts to tamper with witnesses.

He can be sentenced up to five years for each count, for a statutory maximum of 10 years.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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