Colony Capital founder and Trump ally Thomas J. Barrack Jr. is scheduled to appear before a federal judge in Los Angeles Friday to learn whether he will be released on bail, after his arrest this week on charges of illegally lobbying on behalf of the United Arab Emirates.
Barrack, 74, has been held in a federal jail in Los Angeles since his arrest Tuesday at an office park in Sylmar, California. His Colony Capital associate, Matthew Grimes, 27, was arrested in Santa Monica.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Donahue had ordered both men held in custody while their lawyers worked out bail packages to the satisfaction of prosecutors.
Tom Barrack’s bail hearing gets moved up from Monday to today. He’s been in jail since Tuesday. https://t.co/UnFKsHn1uA
— Tina Davis (@tina_davis) July 23, 2021