Judge says pos­si­ble life in prison for Manafort

The Columbus Dispatch - - Nation&world -

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s former cam­paign chair­man faces the “very real pos­si­bil­ity of spend­ing the rest of his life in prison,” a fed­eral judge said in court doc­u­ments made pub­lic Tues­day.

Paul Manafort, now fac­ing charges brought by spe­cial coun­sel Robert Mueller in two sep­a­rate courts, is “a per­son of great wealth who has the fi­nan­cial means and in­ter­na­tional con­nec­tions to flee and re­main at large, as well as ev­ery in­cen­tive to do so,” U.S. District Judge T.S. El­lis wrote in an or­der set­ting bail terms.

Manafort, 68, who is un­der house ar­rest, pleaded not guilty last month to tax, bank fraud and con­spir­acy charges brought in Alexan­dria, Vir­ginia.

The in­dict­ment fol­lows another in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., that cov­ered money laun­der­ing and work­ing as a for­eign agent for Ukraine.

The or­der from El­lis places Manafort, now wear­ing two dif­fer­ent an­kle-mon­i­tor­ing units, on “24-hour-a-day lock­down” in his Alexan­dria condo. He’s al­lowed to leave for emer­gen­cies, court ap­pear­ances and meet­ings with his at­tor­neys. the fam­ily.

“This was a tragic ac­ci­dent that should never have oc­curred, as pets should never be placed in the over­head bin,” the com­pany said in a state­ment. dead at his Lon­don home,” Brow­der tweeted.

The po­lice said the death was “cur­rently be­ing treated as an un­ex­plained.”

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