Former Trump Campaign Chairman, Paul Manafort has just had his bail revoked by a District Judge in a Washington DC federal courtroom and is headed to jail.
Manafort was in court today to answer to claims of witness tampering alleged by the prosecution. Manafort was free on house arrest as he awaited charges on bank fraud and money laundering. Prosecutors alleged that Manafort contacted multiple witnesses in an effort to get them to change testimony or not testify against him at all. The witnesses, most of whom were already working with prosecutors, told prosecutors of Manafort’s attempted contact immediately after it happened. One witnesses reportedly even recorded the call with Manafort. Manafort was taken into custody immediately after this morning’s court proceedings. Paul Manafort has two upcoming trials. One in Virginia and this one in DC. Manafort is expected to be held in a federal jail in the D.C. area until jail officials find a jail to house him until his DC trial begins in September.
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