Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is receiving VIP treatment in jail, according to a new court filing.
He reportedly has his own private living space, bathroom, and workspace to prepare for his July 25 trial — and doesn’t even have to wear a prison uniform.
Manafort is the defendant in two separate criminal trials prosecuted by the special counsel Robert Mueller. He faces over 20 charges related to bank and tax fraud, among others.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is getting the luxury treatment in jail while awaiting trial, according to a Wednesday court filing from the office of the special counsel Robert Mueller.
Mueller is currently prosecuting Manafort in two separate criminal cases in Virginia and Washington, DC on a dozen criminal charges including tax and bank fraud, conspiracy, lying to investigators, and obstruction of justice.
The filing from prosecutors counters Manafort’s request to delay his Virginia trial by months. Manafort claims he is getting inadequate time and resources to prepare for his July 25 trial, but details revealed in the documents argue otherwise.
Citing prison visitor logs, Mueller’s office says Manafort is getting plenty of time to meet with his lawyers, and is benefiting from the …read more
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