Trump’s ex-campaign chair forfeits luxury homes
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.”