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The Office of the County Attorney Manhattan prepares a state criminal case against Paul J. Manaforth, president of the former head of the campaign, in an effort to ensure that he One will face a crime even if the president pardon him for federal crimes, according to several people who know about it
It is planned that Manafort will be convicted next month for two federal cases filed with a special advisor m by Robert S. Muller III. He is threatened with up to 25 years of tax and bank fraud and additional time to calculate a conspiracy as appropriate. This may be a lifetime misery for Mr. Manaforth, who will be 70 years old in April.
The Manhattan County Public Prosecutor's Office, Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., initiated the investigation of Mr. Manaforth in 2017 in connection with the loans he received from two banks. These loans were also the subject of some of the points of the federal indictment, which led to his conviction last year. But public prosecutors postponed their investigation so as not to interfere in Mr Müller's case.
They have resumed their investigation in recent months, and the state grand jury has begun to listen to evidence in the case, several people who know about it, said. The group of experts is expected to complete its work in the coming weeks, several people said, and prosecutors are likely to ask major jurors to vote on charges shortly thereafter.
It is expected that the office of Vance will be charged with whether the president will pardon Mr. Manaforth. The plan was first reported to Bloomberg
Any allegations put forward by the office of Mr. Wansa are likely to be challenged on the basis of dual risk. The New York State's legislation provides stronger protection than those provided for by the United States Constitution, and Mr. Manaforth's defense group is likely to challenge public accusations. But the prosecutors at the office of Mr. Wans expressed confidence that they will win, people with knowledge of the case said.
Jason Maloney, the spokeswoman for Mr. Manaforth, said that his law team has no comments.