Updated: Mar 20, 2019
Paul Manafort and ex-mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick, both are convicted on financial crimes, but doesn't get nearly equal time in Jail.
Paul Manafort who happens to be politically connected and a former Trump campaign manager is serving 7.5 years for a financial crimes similar to those of Kilpatrick.
Manafort's sentence stems from 2 cases in separated federal courts. The sentencing guidelines for one case called for 19 to 24 years while the other called for 10. This means since Manafort was convicted on both cases, he should do a minimum of 19 years and Max of 34 years. However, Manafort was only sentenced to 7.5 years total including nearly a year of time served.
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is serving 28 years in prison for financial crimes, this is an unfair balance within our justice system. How does someone who is convicted of a crime that carries a minimum sentence of 19 years only get 7.5 years including time served, while others are force to do almost the max amount of time?!
What do you think?