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The federal judge who oversaw the fraud trial of Paul Manafort this summer is moving ahead with plans to sentence the former Trump campaign chairman, complicating Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s deal to have Manafort finish cooperating with his team first.

U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis on Thursday issued an order calling on both sides to appear in his courtroom Oct. 19 to set a sentencing date. In August, Manafort was found guilty of eight counts of tax and bank fraud in Virginia, while the jury deadlocked on 10 counts.

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Facing a separate federal trial in September, Manafort subsequently struck a deal with Mueller’s team, pleading guilty to those charges. Under the deal, sentencing from the first trial would wait until after Manafort’s cooperation was complete.

But in Thursday’s court order, Ellis called that “highly unusual.”

“In this district, the government’s decision to re-try a defendant on deadlocked counts is always made in a timely manner and sentencing occurs within two to no more than four months from entry of a guilty plea or receipt of a jury verdict,” Ellis wrote.

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