I thought all states had "double jeopardy" protections? It would be surprising if they didn't. i always assumed that was pretty fundamental precedent to our legal system, not something up to the states... maybe I'm wrong. The states might have their own thresholds though. Of course the prospect of a presidential pardon (and for corrupt purposes) is what makes this a discussion. But from the sounds of it NY is looking to charge him with different crimes the feds did not charge him for. Using different laws on their books not covered in the federal statutes. So as to attempt to thread the needle based on their standards. Will have to see if the legal argument holds water. Seems like a good legal move though if one is interested in actual justice, and not just political games. Manafort was convicted by a jury in one trial and plead guilty in another, and actually got off light on the sentencing considering the full scope of his crimes, anyone that actually wants this guy free is just a blinded political hack. The ideal outcome would simply be that New York State is able to uphold the equivalent of his existing federal sentence and keep it free from corrupt Presidential influence.