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Dec 18, 2019

Paul Manafort’s fraud case in New York was dismissed, blocking local prosecutors’ effort to undercut a potential Trump pardon

Shayna Jacobs



NEW YORK — A state court judge in Manhattan dismissed Paul Manafort’s residential mortgage fraud case Wednesday, deciding the local charges against President Trump’s former campaign chairman amounted to a double-jeopardy violation.
Manafort, 70, who was previously convicted in a pair of federal cases related to special counsel Robert S. Muller III’s investigation of election interference in 2016, was hospitalized in recent days and excused from appearing in court.

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