- Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, was booked into a Virginia jail on Friday night.
- Manafort had been free on supervised release until a federal judge revoked his bail earlier Friday, on accusations that he sought to tamper with potential witnesses in the Russia probe.
- He was booked into the Northern Neck Regional Jail at 8:22 p.m. ET Friday night.
President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, spent his first night in jail on Friday, where he is expected to remain until his trial.
Manafort was booked into the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Virginia. He’s there because a federal judge revoked his bail earlier Friday. According to a public listing of inmates at the facility, Manafort was booked at 8:22 p.m. ET Friday night and is being housed in what was described as the “VIP-1” section.
Manafort has pleaded not guilty to nearly two dozen charges as part of the Russia investigation being conducted by the special counsel Robert Mueller. Those charges include conspiracy, tax and bank fraud, failure to register as a foreign agent, and obstruction of justice.
He had been on supervised released while he awaited trial until prosecutors asked the US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson last week to revoke Manafort’s bail on accusations that he and an associate sought to tamper with potential witnesses in the Russia probe.
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