Manafort 'faces very real possibility' of life in prison, court order says

Manafort 'faces very real possibility' of life in prison, court order says

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is facing the "very real possibility" of life in prison, according to a federal court order.

Given the seriousness of the charges against him, Manafort was warned by Ellis that he "faces the very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison".

"The defendant is a person of great wealth who has the financial means and global connections to flee and remain at large, as well as every incentive to do so", Ellis wrote in an order setting the terms of what the judge called "home incarceration" for Manafort, 68, who lives in Alexandria but also has homes in Florida and on Long Island.

Ellis, who is based in federal court in Alexandria at the Eastern District of Virginia, has been assigned Manafort's latest indictment brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Manafort pleaded not guilty to the charges - which include tax and bank fraud - during his arraignment in Virginia last week.

Manafort was present at a number of important turning points in the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia, including the infamous Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 which was arranged after a Russian lawyer reached out to Trump's son, Donald Trump, Jr. about "dirt" she wanted to offer him about 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

"In this regard, [Manafort] poses a substantial risk of flight and the above-mentioned conditions are the least restrictive conditions that will reasonably assume defendant's appearance at trial", Ellis added in the order, which indicates it was originally filed Friday.

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He is subject to house incarceration and a $10 million bond, per the order.

The indictment follows another in Washington that covered money laundering and working as a foreign agent for Ukraine. As part of Gates' plea deal, he now faces just two felony counts provided he cooperates fully with the special counsel's investigators.

Manafort is now wearing two Global Positioning System monitors - one from the federal court in Virginia and one from the federal court in DC.

Manafort has plead not guilty to all of the charges.

If he changes his plea to guilty to avoid trial, Manafort may have to speak with prosecutors in the Russian Federation probe.

"Notwithstanding that Rick Gates pled guilty today, I continue to maintain my innocence", Manafort said in a statement to Fox News last month.

Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News.

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