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Judge: Paul Manafort faces ‘very genuine probability of spending the rest of his life in prison’

The former authority of President Trump’s campaign could spend the “rest of his life in prison,” according to the sovereign judge overseeing special warn Robert Mueller’s case against Paul Manafort.

In an sequence environment bail conditions, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III called Manafort a “person of good resources who has the financial means and general connectors to rush and sojourn at large, as good as every inducement to do so.”

Manafort was hit with a new complaint from Mueller’s group last month in the Eastern District of Virginia, and pleaded not guilty to 18 charges, including bank rascal and taxation evasion, last week.

“Given the inlet of the charges against the suspect and the apparent weight of the justification against him, suspect faces the very genuine probability of spending the rest of his life in prison,” wrote Ellis.

As he awaits the hearing in Virginia to begin, Manafort will be theme to a “24-hour-a day lock-down” at his home in Alexandria, Va., solely for medical necessities and appointments, justice appearances and other activities authorized by the court, including assembly with his warn and attending church. Manafort must also obtain permission to do any of these activities two days in advance.

Ellis did not need that Manafort post any assets, but he will have to compensate $10 million should he destroy to seem in court.

In Virginia, Manafort faces up to 10 years on the taxation charges if convicted, and any of the 9 bank rascal or bank rascal swindling charges lift a limit judgment of up to 30 years in prison.

The 68-year-old domestic consultant and lobbyist, who assimilated Trump’s campaign in Mar 2016, is also confronting a handful of apart charges in Washington. Those, which embody income laundering and unwell to register as a unfamiliar agent, were filed against him in an Oct complaint by a grand jury convened by Mueller’s group — and he has subsequently pleaded not guilty to a new set of charges brought against him late last month.

Manafort’s hearing in Virginia will start Jul 10, and in Washington on Sept. 17.

His business associate Rick Gates was also charged alongside Manafort in Oct in Washington and in Feb in Virginia as partial of Mueller’s investigation. However, Gates took a defence understanding in Washington and pronounced he would concur with Mueller, and saw the charges against him in Virginia forsaken as a result.

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