A federal judge on Monday canceled Paul Manafort’s Feb. 8 sentencing date. U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III said he was postponing Manafort’s sentencing on charges of bank and tax fraud, Politico reports.
He said the sentencing will be postponed until Manafort resolves a dispute with Robert Mueller’s prosecutors over charges he lied in testimony.
The former Trump aide was convicted on eight counts for hiding millions of dollars in foreign bank accounts and evading federal taxes.
Later, Mueller accused Manafort of intentionally lying during meetings with the special counsel and while testifying to the grand jury.
A Mueller prosecutor said he didn’t plan to charge Manafort with more crimes, but he didn’t rule it out as an option.
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