Paul Manafort Is Set To Be Sent To Rikers Island

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is expected to be jailed on New York’s Rikers Island this week, where he will await trial on state-level mortgage fraud charges, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

Manafort was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison in March after being convicted of and pleading guilty to multiple federal charges. Manafort┬ámay be held in solitary confinement separate from other inmates due to his status as a “high profile” inmate.

Even after being sentenced to federal prison, state-level prosecutors in New York and Virginia began considering prosecuting Manafort on additional state charges. He would still face punishment even if President Donald Trump pardoned him for all the federal crimes for which he’s currently serving time.

Read more at Business Insider.



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