Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort arrives at new jail in Alexandria VA
By: Suzy Adams, Xiro Xone News July 12, 2018 Updated: 6:13 PM PT
Trump campaign manager and chairman Paul Manafort was removed from his luxury jail in Warsaw County Virginia, where he was receiving VIP treatment to, the Alexandria Detention Center. The move was the result of Manafort, through his attorney, complaining to the court that he should be released because the, distance of his current facility made it difficult to meet with his attorneys’ and prepare for his trial.
Instead of releasing Manafort, the judge found the better solution would be to transfer Manafort Northern Neck Regional Jail 100 miles away to a jail closer to his attorneys’ in Alexandria. The Order by Judge Ellis was that “Manafort be moved closer to Washington, D.C to ensure that defendant has access to his counsel and can adequately prepare his defense.”
Once the decision was made, Manafort backed away from his complaint. Filings made to the court appeared to indicate, if the court did not release Manafort, he would prefer to stay at his current location with all the trappings of a VIP. Manafort filed a motion asking the judge to let him stay where he was, but the motion was denied with the Judge commenting, “It is surprising and confusing when the counsel identifies a problem and then opposes the most logical solution to that problem.”
As reported by Xiro Xone News last month, Manafort was receiving VIP treatment with a private room and bath, telephone, computer, cable, video games, and a host of other goodies not granted to everyday working people who find themselves on the other side of the law, as Manafort.
Manafort was caught bragging to friends and family by telephone that he was, “being treated like a VIP and did not even have to wear a prison clothing.” He was allowed two computers, with one used for writing un-monitored emails that would be taken out of the jail by one of his attorneys’ then sent. It was his way of avoiding the jail monitoring his emails, and the contents,
There are three superseding indictments against Paul Manafort in two federal courts. The indictments total more than 40 charges related to tax and bank fraud, money laundering, conspiracy, and other financial crimes that took place before he became chairman of the Trump campaign. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.