NY appeals judges seem doubtful of Manhattan DA's tossed mortgage fraud case against Paul Manafort

NEW YORK — State appeals court justices seemed sympathetic Friday to the idea that Manhattan prosecutors are seeking to try ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort twice for the same crime.Manafort was sentenced to 71/2 years in prison in March 2019 on federal charges that he hid millions of dollars in offshore accounts and then lied to get loans after income dried up from his work for pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians.The day Manafort was sentenced in a Virginia federal courtroom, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced his office would try the former lobbyist on state fraud charges ba…

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