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Paul Manafort is Headed to Jail

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

A federal judge has ordered former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to jail for breaking the terms of his home incarceration.

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller recently filed new chargers against Manafort for witness tampering.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman made the decision after prosecutors working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, alleged that Manafort and one of his associates had tried to tamper with witnesses in the case.

Since Manafort was first indicted last October, he has remained on home confinement, required to wear an electronic-monitoring device. His trial is scheduled for September. His trial on related charges in Virginia is set for July.

This could the last day of his life that Manafort sees the outside of a prison or courtroom unless he cooperates with Mueller.

That is unless Trump pardons him, of course.

  • muselet

    This has to come as a nasty surprise to Paul Manafort, getting treated (more or less) the same way as anyone indicted and given fairly strict pretrial restrictions. It turns out, annoying a judge isn’t a particularly smart thing to do.

    I doubt he’ll learn anything from it, but sometimes that’s not the point.

    –alopecia

  • Tony Lavely

    “That is *until* Trump pardons him, of course.” FTFY.

  • Aynwrong

    I’m desperately hoping that Mueller and his team have arranged state charges against anyone Trump might pardon.

  • Ellen Kuhlmann

    I love the judge’s comment -“this isn’t middle school, I can’t take his phone away” -no but she can put him behind bars, which takes his phone away.

  • mnpollio

    At this point, is there really much doubt that Trump will pardon him? And is there any doubt that no one will do anything about it. Sure, he will live with the stigma of being convicted of a crime, but he will live free and the stigma would only bother someone with a conscience, which no one affiliated with Trump has. It is real easy to sleep at night with no conscience.

    • ninjaf

      That’s why we can hope there are state charges.

  • simpfan
    • muselet

      Obligatory:

      –alopecia

  • jimtowndem

    can he and cohen be cell mates.