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NYC prosecutors reportedly eyeing Manafort case

February 22, 2019 - 5:05 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Published reports say prosecutors in New York City are building a potential criminal case against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman.

Paul Manafort already awaits sentencing on federal conspiracy and fraud convictions.

Manafort could face prosecution on state charges by the Manhattan district attorney's office even if Trump pardons him for his federal convictions. The move would be significant because Trump's pardon power doesn't extend to state charges.

Bloomberg was first to report the developments and cited people with knowledge of the matter. Friday's reports say it isn't clear what charges the DA's office is considering.

Spokespeople for the DA's office and Manafort declined to comment.