Manafort mugshot revealed after he’s moved to new jail

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But on Thursday, July 12, Paul Manafort was removed from Northern Neck Regional Jail and was booked into the Alexandria Detention Center.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III directed that Manafort be moved to the Alexandria Detention Center, where the federal courthouse is located, so that he can be closer to his lawyers.

Paul Manafort has moved, over his objections, to a new jail with a history of illustrious guests.

Manafort speaks to his attorneys every day and often multiple times a day, they said. Last month, a federal judge in Washington revoked Manafort's bail and sent him to jail to await trial, citing new charges that he had tried to influence the testimony of two government witnesses.

Manafort was previously being held at a rural Virginia jail about two hours from Washington, D.C.

The Alexandria jail is "very familiar with housing high-profile defendants including foreign and domestic terrorists, spies and traitors", Ellis wrote, denying Manafort's request to leave him in place, about a two-hour drive from his lawyers.

The document said Manafort enjoys "VIP" privileges at the prison he's incarcerated in, has had over 100 phone calls with his lawyers, and is able to write and receive emails, among other things. Instead, a judge made a decision to move Manafort into more a more traditional jail situation, though he will be kept separate from other inmates for his own safety. Regarding how he's prepared for trial, prosecutors heard him say on a taped call that he's reviewed all the evidence, met with his lawyers every day and has "all my files like I would at home", the filing says.

Prosecutors said in a court filing Wednesday that Manafort has told people he is being treated like a "VIP" in the Northern Neck lockup, where he has his own phone and computer, writes emails and does not have to wear a uniform.

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As for listening in on Manafort's phone calls, Nanavati wrote: "Armed with personal conversations between Mr. Manafort and his family, the special counsel selects snippets to support its version of events". Manafort is scheduled for trial on July 25 on assorted charges arising from his Ukrainian political work.

Manafort lawyer Jay Nanavati responded with his own court filing late Wednesday.

Prosecutors noted that US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is overseeing the Washington, DC, case, ordered that Manafort "be afforded reasonable opportunity for private consultation with counsel".

Though Manafort's lawyers have said he spends almost all of his days in solitary confinement, prosecutors described his living arrangements as a "private, self-contained living unit, which is larger than other inmates' units" with its own bathroom and shower. "When the team takes the laptop from the jail, it reconnects to the internet and Manafort's emails are transmitted".

Manafort has mounted an aggressive defense against the special counsel, arguing that Mueller's mandate was too broad and that he was not authorized to charge Manafort with crimes unrelated to Russian collusion.

He additionally is charged with obstruction of justice, which relates to the allegations of attempted witness tampering.

Hull said that when jail officials learned Manafort was communicating by email, his attorneys were told to stop the practice.

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