EX-Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort is the latest high-profile prisoner who will serve out his sentence at home amid coronavirus fears, reports say. The president’s former campaign boss will reportedly carry out the rest of his sentence from the comfort of his home due to the COVID-19 spread behind bars. The news comes as well-known convicts like Harvey Weinstein, Tekashi69 and Michael Cohen are also dealing with the coronavirus fallout. Two sources familiar with the situation told ABC News 71-year-old Manafort left FCI Loretto in central Pennsylvania early this morning after serving around 30 percent of his seven-year sentence. The news comes after: Mueller probes Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election Manafort faces charges including tax fraud and bank fraud Trump’s former campaign aide is imprisoned for seven years He is hospitalized after a suspected heart attack Manafort appeals for home confinement due to COVID risk His lawyer and The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) have yet to comment on the matter.Manafort, 71, was imprisoned on charges related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation stemming from from his Ukraine-related work from 2006 and 2015. The decision to let him carry out the rest of his sentence from home came about… Read full this story
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