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D.C. Court of Appeals disbars Paul Manafort

Following his felony convictions, President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been disbarred and can no longer practice law in Washington, D.C.

Manafort was convicted in 2018 of bank and tax fraud, and pleaded guilty to conspiracy and witness tampering. The longtime Republican operative is now serving his nearly eight-year sentence at a minimum security prison in Pennsylvania.

A court filing Thursday shows that a panel of judges for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals determined that Manafort's criminal convictions for obstruction of justice and conspiracy to commit fraud were serious enough to warrant his disbarment, retroactive to Feb. 28, The Hill reports.

Earlier this year, the Connecticut Law Tribune reported that Manafort resigned from the Connecticut Bar, after officials launched proceedings to keep him from practicing law in the state.