Judge revokes bail for ex-Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort and orders he be remanded in jail pending trial

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Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort has had his bail revoked by a Washington DC judge.

 

Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian election interference, accused Manafort of trying to tamper with potential witnesses before the trial. Manafort was accused of contacting people related to his case in breach of his bail terms.

 

The judge ordered him to be held in jail before his trial. The judge said Manafort had “abused the trust placed in him” and treated the court proceedings as “just another marketing exercise”.

 

His trial on charges of money laundering and illegal lobbying is due to begin in September.

 

Manafort is accused by prosecutors of laundering more than $30m (£22m) and failing to disclose his lobbying efforts to the Department of Justice. His other trial on tax fraud charges – is due to start next month.

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