U.S. District Judge T. S. Ellis III gave Manafort just 47 months ― a far cry from the 19 to 24 years called for in sentencing guidelines.
But “The Late Show” host pointed out that Manafort could still spend a considerable amount of time behind bars. He’s facing another sentence next week from another judge.
“You know you’re in trouble when the only time you get out of jail is to go get sentenced to more jail,” Colbert cracked.
And as for the possibility of early release for good behavior, Colbert had a joke about that, too: