Paul Manafort was released from prison during the COVID-19 epidemic

Paul Manafort was released from prison during the COVID-19 epidemic

The head of the campaign headquarters of Donald Trump in the 2016 elections, Paul Manafort, was transferred to house arrest due to coronavirus in the United States. It is reported by ABC News.

It is reported that the decision to transfer Manafort was made after his lawyers filed a petition because the prisoner is at high risk of getting COVID-19 due to his advanced age.

At the same time, there are no known cases of coronavirus in the FCI Loretto prison today. It is specified that Manafort will be able to stay at home until the end of the coronavirus pandemic. Manafort has served less than a third of his prison sentence, but prison officials in the United States have wide powers to deal with each case.

We will remind, earlier it was reported that, according to the materials of the investigation of special prosecutor Robert Muller, Manafort promoted the idea of Ukraine’s interference in US elections.

In March 2019, Manafort was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison. He was found guilty of tax and banking fraud, as well as lobbying for interests and pressure on witnesses.

Manafort is also known for lobbying the interests of former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and the Party of Regions. The Ukrainian side tried to interrogate him in a corruption case.

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