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Manafort Being Held In Solitary Confinement To Ensure Safety

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Vandana Rambaran Political Reporter

President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort is being held in solitary confinement in a Virginia prison to ensure his safety, according to new court filings released Friday.

Manafort’s bail was revoked in mid-June after he resided at his home in Alexandria, Virginia, under house arrest while he awaits trial for charges ranging from illegal lobbying abroad to witness tampering. (RELATED: FBI Might Have Raided Manafort’s Storage Unite Based On Tip From Associated Press)

He is now being held at the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Virginia, in his cell for 23 hours a day except for the time he is allowed visitation from his attorneys, according to the court filing. “The facility cannot otherwise guarantee his safety,” the document said.

Manafort will face two separate criminal trials in different districts. One is slated for July 25 and the other for Sept. 17.

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