her order, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said to be released from
home confinement, Manafort must execute documents agreeing to
forfeit four properties, including two in New York, one in
Alexandria, Virginia, and his Florida home.
He will be subject to restrictions including a curfew and
electronic GPS monitoring but will be allowed to leave his home
in Alexandria for his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, once
he meets the conditions.
Manafort is charged with conspiring to launder money and failing
to register as a foreign agent working on behalf of the
government of Ukraine's former pro-Russia President Viktor
He is being prosecuted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as
part of Mueller’s investigation into accusations of Russian
meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible
collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
In case the forfeited properties do not raise $10 million, the
judge said, Manafort's wife, Kathleen, has deposited $5 million
in an account and his daughter Andrea Manafort Shand, $2 million
in a separate account, to make up any difference. The assets
cannot be touched without a court order.
Once in Florida, Manafort must stay within the area, unless he
is traveling to Washington for court appearances or meetings
with counsel, according to the order. He needs permission for
any other domestic travel and cannot leave the country.
(Reporting by Karen Freifeld and Tim Ahmann; Editing by Susan
Thomas and Cynthia Osterman)
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