Former head of the campaign headquarters of incumbent President Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, was released from a prison in Pennsylvania on Wednesday in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. And the rest of the sentence he was allowed to serve at home. This was reported by the American television channel ABC.
According to him, in April the lawyers of 71-year-old Manafort sent a letter to the US Federal Bureau of Prisons. Advocates emphasized that their client is at risk in terms of the possible consequences of coronavirus infection and should be transferred to house arrest.
The channel notes that no cases of infection have yet been detected in the prison where Manafort was held. It was previously assumed that he would be released in November 2024.
Manafort joined the Trump election headquarters in March 2016, headed it in June, but was already dismissed in August after Kiev accused him of illegally receiving large sums of money in 2007-2012. On March 8, 2019, a court in the U.S. city of Alexandria (Virginia) sentenced Manafort to almost 4 years in prison for violating tax and banking laws and hiding foreign bank accounts. On March 13, 2019, a court in Washington sentenced him to 3 years and 6 months in prison for giving false testimonies and non-compliance with lobbying laws.