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Manafort Transferred To Alexandria Detention Center

Manafort Transferred To Alexandria Detention Center

Manafort was transfered to Alexandria Detention Center yesterday as he awaits criminal trial over the charges surrounding his alleged bank fraud and suspicious worldwide dealings.

While Manafort was not required to wear a jail-issued uniform at Northern Neck Regional Jail where he was being housed until Thursday morning, Bertsch says all inmates at the jail in Alexandria are required to wear the dark green jail jumpsuits used at that facility.

A hearing to discuss Manafort's request for a trial postponement is scheduled for July 17.

Manafort was booked into the Alexandria Detention Center Thursday.

Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign manager, will be transferred from his "VIP" cell in Warsaw, Va., to a jail in Alexandria, where he will go to trial on July 25.

Manafort asked to delay the trial in Alexandria, until after he's been tried in Washington, where he's accused of failing to register in the U.S.as an agent of Ukraine, laundering millions of dollars and obstruction of justice. The "Defendant's access to counsel and his ability to prepare for trial trumps his personal comfort", noted Ellis. But when Manafort's transfer was ordered, his lawyers protested, citing the logistical complications and stress of moving to a new facility.

The Alexandria jail is "very familiar with housing high-profile defendants including foreign and domestic terrorists, spies and traitors", Ellis wrote, denying Manafort's request to leave him in place, about a two-hour drive from his lawyers.

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He was previously held about 100 miles away in the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Virginia, and his lawyers attempted to use the distance from the courthouse as a reason to delay the trial. Moreover, he wrote, in the Alexandria jail, Manafort "will actually avoid the discomfort of long commutes during trial days".

"Manafort should not be permitted to obtain a two- or three-month continuance based on circumstances he has never challenged or sought relief from, in spite of repeated invitations to do so", special counsel prosecutors argued Wednesday.

Federal prosecutors described his living arrangements as a "private, self-contained living unit, which is larger than other inmates" units' with its own bathroom and shower.

The omissions included lobbying by Manafort about a "Jerusalem Bill" and a "Saudi Arms Package", the motion said.

In phone calls taped in his jail, prosecutors said Manafort had remarked that he was being treated like a "VIP", was able to receive daily visits from lawyers and had access to "all my files like I would at home".

They also recently provided Manafort with 8,290 documents from the computer of his former business partner, Rick Gates, who has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with the prosecution.


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