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Manafort Files Request for Release With Federal Appeals Court

Manafort Files Request for Release With Federal Appeals Court
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By    |   Friday, 29 June 2018 09:36 AM

Paul Manafort asked a federal appeals court to be released from jail on the grounds that he poses no threat and that he's in near solitary confinement 24 hours a day, Politico reported.

Manfort's attorneys filed the request Thursday night with the D.C. Court of Appeals.

"Mr. Manafort — a 69-year-old man facing criminal charges in two complex federal cases — is now being housed in solitary confinement, locked in his cell for 24 hours per day (excluding visits from his attorneys), at a facility that is approximately two hours away from his legal team in Washington, D.C. Under these circumstances, it is impossible to prepare for his upcoming trials," defense lawyers wrote.

Manafort, former chairman of President Donald Trump's presidential campaign, was ordered jail after an additional charge of witness tampering by special counsel Robert Mueller. He had previously been under house arrest.

Manafort is scheduled for trial July 25 on charges of bank fraud, tax evasion and failing to report foreign bank accounts.

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