Special Counsel Recommends Strict Sentence For Paul Manafort

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office is recommending a sentence of 19 to 24 years for Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign manager who was convicted of bank and tax fraud last August.

In a memo released Friday night, Mueller’s team also called for a fine that could land somewhere between $50,000 and over $24 million.

In the memo, prosecutors said, “In the end, Manafort acted for more than a decade as if he were above the law… The sentence should reflect the seriousness of these crimes.”

Ultimately, the sentence is entirely in Judge T.S. Ellis’ hands. A sentencing date has yet to be set.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

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Oilers trade Ryan Spooner to Canucks for Sam Gagner

The Edmonton Oilers have sent Ryan Spooner to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Sam Gagner, according to Sportsnet’s John Shannon.

Ryan Spooner for Sam Gagner. Vancouver and Edmonton make a trade. Jim Benning reunited with a player he had in Boston.

— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) February 16, 2019

The trade comes a little more than 12 hours after the Oilers sent Cam Talbot to the Philadelphia Flyers in a goalie swap involving Anthony Stolarz.

Gagner, who signed a three-year, $9.45-million deal with Canucks in July 2017, has spent most of the 2018-19 season on loan to the Toronto Marlies. In 43 games for the AHL team, the 29-year-old has 12 goals and 37 points. Gagner returns for his second stint in Edmonton after being selected by the Oilers with the No. 6 pick in 2007 and spending his first seven NHL seasons with the club.

The Canucks will be Spooner’s third team this season after being acquired by the Oilers from the New York Rangers in a November trade sending Ryan Stome the other way. Spooner, 27, has not found success in Edmonton recording just three points in 25 games before being placed on waivers last month. He has two goals and six points in seven games for the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors.

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Report: Davis confirms Celtics are on list of desired destinations

The Anthony Davis saga continues.

During media availability at NBA All-Star weekend, Davis confirmed that the list of destinations he would prefer to be traded to — consisting of the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks, and Los Angeles Clippers — was accurate, but when pressed about the Boston Celtics not being among those teams, Davis clarified that they definitively were.

Anthony Davis was asked about the perception the Celtics were not a preferred destination. He then repeated several times: “They were never not on my list.”

— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) February 16, 2019

It’s the latest wrinkle in what has been, in a word, a messy situation between Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans. After news broke that their franchise player wanted out of the Big Easy, the Pelicans fielded trade offers leading up to the trade deadline — including a reported offer from the Lakers that consisted of Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Rajon Rondo, Michael Beasley and a first-round pick — but elected to wait until the offseason to move ahead with any transaction.

Their decision to wait opened the door for the Celtics to make a formal offer, as they were unable to at the deadline due to what is known as the ‘Rose Rule’ — a stipulation in the CBA that allows teams to sign one player coming off their rookie-scale contracts to a deal worth 30 per cent of the salary cap as opposed to 25 per cent.

Given that the Celtics already have Kyrie Irving signed to such a deal, acquiring Davis would have been impossible — unless they moved Irving — until July 1.

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