Tag Archives: Paul Manafort

DOJ Sues Manafort For $3 Millon In Fines And Penalties

ABC News reports: The Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit on Thursday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. It is seeking $3 million in fines and penalties over Manafort’s alleged failure to file reports disclosing more than 20 offshore bank accounts he controlled in Cyprus, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the U.K. between 2006 and 2014. The lawsuit, …

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Associated Press Confirms Manafort/Dubai Report

The Associated Press reports: Former Trump adviser Paul Manafort was removed from a plane at Miami International Airport before it took off for Dubai because he carried a revoked passport, officials said Wednesday. Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta confirmed that Manafort was removed from the Emirates Airline flight without incident Sunday night but directed further questions to U.S. Customs and …

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REPORT: Manafort Yanked From Flight To Dubai

Knewz reports: Former Donald Trump presidential campaign chair and once-convicted felon Paul Manafort was removed from a Miami flight bound for Dubai on March 20, officials confirmed. Manafort was convicted in federal court of tax and bank fraud and ordered to serve a term in prison. He was released in May 2020 and pardoned by Trump before he left office …

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Manafort Book To Tell “Real Story” Of His “Persecution”

The Daily Beast reports: Paul Manafort—the ex-Trump campaign manager who was pardoned by the former president after lying to investigators who were looking into Russian election interference — has landed himself a deal for a whiny-sounding book about how awful it was to be convicted for fraud. The book, Political Prisoner: Persecuted, Prosecuted, but Not Silenced, is set for release …

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Feds Raid DC Home Of Russian Billionaire Manafort Ally

NBC News reports: FBI agents on Tuesday swarmed the home of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska in Washington, D.C., an agency spokesperson confirmed to NBC News. The reason for their presence wasn’t immediately clear. The spokesperson said the agency is conducting “law enforcement activity at the home” but wouldn’t elaborate. The investigation is being led by federal investigators in New York …

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Banker Guilty Of Bribing Manafort For Top Trump Post

The Wall Street Journal reports: A federal jury in Manhattan convicted a former bank executive on charges that he helped arrange $16 million in loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in exchange for help getting a high-level job in the Trump administration. Stephen M. Calk, the founder and former chairman of the Federal Savings Bank in Chicago, was …

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Trial Begins For Banker Accused Of Bribing Manafort With $16M Loan In Return For Trump Cabinet Position

The New York Daily News reports: His first choice was treasury secretary. But he would have settled for ambassador to Italy. A Chicago banker accused of loaning $16 million to Paul Manafort in a bid for a high-level post in the Trump administration will face trial starting Tuesday in Manhattan Federal Court. Stephen Calk, 54, is accused of providing Manafort, …

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DOJ Drops Bid To Seize Manafort’s Hamptons Mansion

Politico reports: The Justice Department has abandoned its efforts to seize three properties owned by Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who received a pardon from the former president in December. The real estate includes Manafort’s 10-bedroom, 6-bath home at Bridgehampton, Long Island, valued at $11 million on Zillow, as well as an apartment in New York’s Chinatown and …

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NY Court: Double Jeopardy Applies In Manafort Case

CNBC reports: Paul Manafort, the Republican consultant who at one point ran Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, cannot be prosecuted in New York state court for conduct related to his prior federal criminal convictions, a court ruling has ensured. The New York Court of Appeals last week refused to hear an appeal of a lower-court ruling that had barred Manafort’s …

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Pardoned Eight-Time Felon Hails His Glorious Leader

The Daily Beast reports: After getting pardoned by President Trump on Wednesday night, one of Paul Manafort’s first moves was to tweet for the first time in four years. In May, he was sentenced to seven-and-a half years in prison, though he was allowed to serve at home due to fears of COVID-19. Mr. President, my family & I humbly …

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Trump Grants Pardons To More Of His Criminal Cronies

The New York Times reports: President Trump doled out clemency to a new group of loyalists on Wednesday, wiping away convictions and sentences as he aggressively employed his power to override courts, juries and prosecutors to apply his own standard of justice for his allies. One recipient of a pardon was a family member, Charles Kushner, the father of his …

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Manafort Evades NY Charges Due To Double Jeopardy

The Associated Press reports: A New York court on Thursday upheld a decision dismissing state mortgage fraud charges against Paul Manafort on double jeopardy grounds, affirming a lower court finding that they mirrored the federal charges that landed President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman behind bars. A four-judge panel in the state’s intermediate appeals court ruled that Manhattan prosecutors failed …

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Senate Report: Manafort Passed Data To Russian Agent

Axios reports: The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released the fifth and final volume of its report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, which details “counterintelligence threats and vulnerabilities.” The report found that the former Trump campaign chairman began working on influence operations for the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and other pro-Russia Ukrainian oligarchs in 2004. Manafort hired and …

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Paul Manafort Released To Home Confinement

NBC News reports: Paul Manafort, the imprisoned former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, was released to home confinement for the remainder of his sentence Wednesday amid concerns he could contract coronavirus in federal prison, a person familiar with his case confirmed to NBC News. Manafort’s release follows a request from his attorneys to the Federal Bureau of Prisons that …

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Paul Manafort Seeks Early Release Due To COVID Risk

Politico reports: President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, is asking to be released from prison early and serve the remainder of his 7-and-a-half year sentence at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Manafort’s attorney, Kevin Downing, asked the Federal Bureau of Prisons in a letter on Monday to release Manafort, saying his 71-year-old client is at “high risk” of …

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New York Judge Tosses Charges Against Manafort

CNBC reports: A judge on Wednesday dismissed New York state criminal charges filed against Paul Manafort, the fallen Republican lobbyist who served for several months as President Donald Trump’s campaign chief in 2016. Judge Maxwell Wiley said during a hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court that New York’s double-jeopardy law barred the state indictment against Manafort. The Washington Post reports: Manafort, …

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Paul Manafort Hospitalized For “Cardiac Event”

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been hospitalized for a cardiac event while serving his over seven-year sentence for charges related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, according to two sources familiar with his situation. Manafort has been serving out his sentence as of late in a federal correction institution in central Pennsylvania. Manafort …

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Federal Prosecutors Say Rick Gates Was Offered Money Not To Cooperate With Robert Mueller’s Investigation

Law & Crime reports: Former Trump campaign deputy chairman Rick Gates, the former Paul Manafort associate who flipped and cooperated with the Mueller investigation, was offered “monetary assistance” not to cooperate with the government, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday. Note that while the government did not say who was applying the pressure and making these monetary “assurances,” it did praise …

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Trump Lobbied On Pardons For Stone, Manafort, Flynn

Politico reports: Roger Stone’s supporters are making a pardon pitch everywhere President Donald Trump looks: Fox News, InfoWars, Twitter, even the White House driveway. Michael Flynn abruptly hired a bombastic lawyer who spouts Trump-friendly theories about FBI duplicity that are widely seen as a pardon play. Paul Manafort has kept himself on Trump’s radar from behind bars in a federal …

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Manafort Was Source Of Ukraine Conspiracy Claims

The New York Times reports: Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, spread a conspiracy theory now at the center of the impeachment investigation — that Ukraine, not Russia, hacked the Democratic National Committee — as early as five months before the 2016 election, according to newly released documents from the special counsel’s investigation. Mr. Manafort told his deputy on …

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