DC court disbars Manafort over criminal convictions

DC court disbars Manafort over criminal convictions
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Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortHouse Democrat 'fixed' Trump's infographic about Mueller's investigation Michael Caputo eyes congressional bid Roger Stone considers suing to discover if he was spied on by FBI MORE officially can no longer practice law in Washington, D.C., according to a Thursday court filing.

A panel of judges for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals found that Manafort’s criminal convictions for obstruction of justice through witness tampering and conspiracy to commit fraud were enough to disbar him in D.C.

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The judges wrote in the opinion that Manafort having committed crimes of “moral turpitude” was enough to disbar him in D.C. They retroactively applied the order to Feb. 28.

Manafort resigned from the Connecticut Bar earlier this year after the officials there began proceedings to block him from practicing law in the state. He also agreed to never seek readmission to the bar in the future, according to the Connecticut Law Tribune.

The onetime Trump campaign chairman is currently incarcerated in a minimum security prison in Pennsylvania. He was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison earlier this year and has served roughly 10 months of that sentence.

Manafort was convicted in a Virginia court last year on several foreign lobbying charges stemming from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerHouse progressive: Pelosi 'has it right' on impeachment Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna: 'I'm not there yet' on impeachment MORE's Russia investigation. He later pleaded guilty to a pair of conspiracy charges in D.C. court as part of a deal with prosecutors.