Paul Manafort, former campaign chairman for President Trump, was convicted last year on federal crimes, but New York state prosecutors are reportedly drafting a slew of state-level charges that would not be affected by a potential presidential pardon from Trump. Manafort has been jailed due to financial crimes, but Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has reportedly wanted to "ensure" Manafort isn't let off the hook even if Trump pardons him, which Trump has declined to rule out. Because defendants can't be charged twice for one offense, state prosecutors are reportedly readying different charges that don't intersect with the federal government's indictment. Manafort hasn't been sentenced, but he is potentially facing between 19 and 25 years in prison.
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