A federal judge Friday said a bail package has been put together that would release former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort from home confinement in his condominium in Virginia and allow him to reside at his house in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, but under a nightly curfew and on GPS monitoring.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson approved the release package that severely limits his domestic travel and bans international travel. It also requires Manafort to use four of his properties to secure a $10 million bond he would lose if he fails to return for court appearances – financial arrangements that need to be finalized with the court before he can go to Florida.
The release terms took more than six weeks to negotiate after Manafort pleaded not guilty Oct. 30 in the first charges in the probe by special counsel Robert Mueller of Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election.
Manafort, 68, and his longtime deputy, Rick Gates, 45, have pleaded not guilty to charges of money laundering and fraud in connection with his work advising a Russia-friendly political party in Ukraine.
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