Manafort Dodges Mortgage Fraud Case After Trump Pardon

The New York State Court of Appeals has declined to review a lower court’s dismissal of state mortgage fraud charges against Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort after the ex-president pardoned Manafort in a connected federal case. So reports NBC News.

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s charges against Manafort ran afoul of state laws on double jeopardy, state judges found in October.

Court documents show that New York prosecutors charged the veteran GOP operative in 2019 with a role in a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud scheme.

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