Trump’s ex-cam­paign chair for­feits lux­ury homes

Times Colonist - - World -

WASH­ING­TON — Paul Manafort’s guilty plea will cost him more than time be­hind bars.

His es­tate in the Hamp­tons won’t be wait­ing when the for­mer Trump cam­paign chair­man gets out. His Brook­lyn brown­stone will be gone, too, and his condo in Trump Tower in Man­hat­tan.

Manafort, a high-rolling po­lit­i­cal con­sul­tant brought low, also agreed to for­feit big bank ac­counts, life in­sur­ance and more as part of his plea deal on Fri­day with spe­cial coun­sel Robert Mueller.

The for­fei­ture agree­ment is fi­nal and can­not be re­voked, court doc­u­ments say.

Manafort was known for his opu­lent lifestyle, in­clud­ing a $21,000 US watch, a $15,000 jacket made of os­trich leather and more than $6 mil­lion worth of real es­tate paid for in cash.

Manafort’s lawyer, Kevin Down­ing, said his client agreed to the deal be­fore the Wash­ing­ton trial was to be­gin be­cause he “wanted to make sure that his fam­ily was able to re­main safe and live a good life.”

It’s not clear what is left for that “good life.”

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