Today was a very bad day for Donald Trump's onetime campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.
Though he was initially sentenced to a period of less than four years in prison — breathtakingly far below federal guidelines — by Texas Judge T.S. Ellis for his white-collar crimes, Manafort's luck ran out Wednesday, as Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed him another 43 months, bringing the total up to 7.5 years.
While that means he could still get out by age 76, the 69-year-old was then immediately indicted by New York A.G. Cyrus Vance on mortgage fraud charges.
What is so especially rough for Manafort about the New York charges — which could very well foretell similar charges against Trump himself and his family/crime syndicate — is that Trump can pardon Manafort for the crimes that nabbed him 7.5 years, but the New York State crimes are not pardonable offenses.
It appears the immediate future of Manafort's life is going to be spent in and out of courthouses and prison.