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US court orders jailing of Trump’s former campaign manager

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US court orders jailing of Trump's former campaign manager

US court orders jailing of Trump’s former campaign manager

Paul Manafort, the former campaign manager of US President Donald Trump will now be sent to jail after a federal judge gave the order pending his trial.

Manafort is about to be tried following new obstruction of justice charges filed against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller last week.

According to reports, Mueller issued a motion saying that Manafort had contacted witnesses by phone and encrypted text messaging for the purpose of securing “materially false testimony”.

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The motion by Mueller also added that such activities amounted to a violation of his bail terms.

“I cannot turn a blind eye,” US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said on Friday. “You’ve abused the trust placed in you.”

Manafort who was placed under house arrest on a $10m bond after turning himself in to the FBI in October, is facing multiple charges of money laundering, bank fraud and illegal lobbying.

 

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