Paul Manafort’s lawyer confirmed that his client was released under house arrest, but declined to comment further.
Paul Manafort, the former head of the presidential campaign headquarters of US President Donald Trump, who was sentenced to seven years in prison, was transferred to house arrest amid fears about the coronavirus COVID-19 in correctional facilities. On Wednesday, May 13, ABC News reports citing two own sources. According to them, Manafort left the prison in Pennsylvania this morning.
It is noted that the lawyer of Paul Manafort confirmed that his client was released under house arrest, but declined to comment further.
Recall, on March 8, 2019, the 71-year-old Manafort was sentenced to almost four years in prison by a court in Virginia on charges of tax fraud and bank fraud. He was also obliged to pay a fine of 50 thousand dollars and another 24 million dollars in damages.
A court in Washington later sentenced Manafort to more than 3.5 years in prison for exerting pressure on witnesses and illegal lobbying activities abroad. He also has to pay almost $ 6 million in damages.
Thus, the total prison term for Manafort reached seven and a half years. He was to be released from prison on November 4, 2024. The charges concerned his work related to Ukraine between 2006 and 2015.