Ahead of his sentencing on Thursday, Paul Manafort addressed the court, saying the last two years have been "difficult" for his family.
Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chair, was convicted of tax and bank fraud last August, and could receive up to 24 years in prison. He spoke to the court for about four minutes, while seated in a wheelchair, thanking Judge T.S. Ellis for "a fair trial," and asking that he be "compassionate" in his sentencing.
Manafort did not apologize for his crimes, The Washington Post reports. He told the court his life is "professionally and financially in shambles," and "to say that I feel humiliated and ashamed would be a gross understatement." Manafort shared that he has leaned on his faith to get through the last few years, and he hopes to "turn the notoriety into a positive and show who I really am."