Federal Judge Worries That Paul Manafort Poses Flight Risk After Lawyers Request Removal Of Ankle Monitor

The Hill reports:

U.S. district court judge Amy Berman Jackson said President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort could be a flight risk on Thursday as she mulled requests to loosen the conditions of his house arrest.

The judge set a bond hearing for Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. to discuss a request made by Manafort’s lawyers to remove a GPS monitoring system and to allow him to move more freely about.

“The charges are significant and his ties and assets abroad are significant so I have concerns about flight,” Berman said. Manafort is under house arrest with $10 million unsecured bond that would become due should he violate court orders or flee the country.

Yesterday it was reported that Manafort holds three United States passports.