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Manafort in Court for Sentencing       10/19 06:16

   ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is due 
back in a Virginia courtroom to decide whether he will be sentenced on fraud 
charges before or after he completes his cooperation with prosecutors.

   Manafort was convicted in federal court in Alexandria on tax- and bank-fraud 
charges largely unconnected to his work on the Trump campaign.

   After his conviction, Manafort struck a plea deal on separate charges in the 
District of Columbia and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert 
Mueller's investigation.

   Prosecutors had wanted to delay Manafort's sentencing until his cooperation 
was complete, but Virginia Judge T.S. Ellis expressed concerns about the delay 
and scheduled a hearing for Friday afternoon.

   Manafort will appear in court in a prison jumpsuit; the judge denied a 
request he be allowed to wear civilian clothes.


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