It’s far past time to to create harsher laws for financial crimes, such as Manafort.
This violence on a huge scale, destroying hundreds of thousands of lives. Sure, he didn’t use his fists or hold a gun. But violence is the abuse power to harm another, which is exactly what he did, over and over and over.
These are not small crimes, and these people do not deserve leniency just because violence is currently narrowly defined only as a physical action, in legal terms.
Folks like Manafort and the “too big to fail” banks perpetrate crimes against humanity on a daily basis, and it’s time to recognize these power and money grabs for what they are … Financial Violence.