During his sentencing, Paul Manafort gave a “fairly short statement, in which he did not apologize, did not seem to express remorse.”
He did talk about the “difficult period” that he has been through with his family over the last two years. Manafort said, “to say that I’ve been humiliated and ashamed would be a gross understatement. I have felt punishment.”
Finally, Manafort asked the judge for “compassion.”
NBC’s Ken Dilanian tweeted, “No apology. No contrition. No reference to his crimes. Lots of talk about how tough this has been for him and his family.”
Manafort stands accused of defrauding banks and the government and failing to pay taxes on money he earned from Ukrainian political consulting. He now faces up to 25 years in prison.