California senator and Democrat presidential hopeful Kamala Harris took a stand Friday against the sentencing of President Trump’s disgraced former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.
Harris’ complaint is that Manafort’s nearly four-year prison term for financial fraud is far too lenient.
By contrast, the prosecution had recommended a sentencing range of 19 to 25 years.
The presiding judge, U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III, considered the range excessive for the crime; however, Harris derided his ruling as an example of white collar criminals getting preferential treatment.
In this case, that “preferential treatment” also includes a financial penalty of $6 to $25 million in restitution to the federal government.
Considering that Harris rose to power as a “tough on crime” district attorney who vowed to jail the parents of truant students, it’s no surprise that she might itch for a lengthy sentence for an actual criminal.
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