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FOCUS: Paul Manafort to Be Sent to New York's Rikers Island
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=50926"><span class="small">Dave Goldiner, New York Daily News</span></a>   
Tuesday, 04 June 2019 12:10

Goldiner writes: "Paul Manafort is reportedly about to be transferred to Rikers Island as prosecutors in New York prepare to try him on a string of state charges."

Paul Manafort's mug shot, released by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office. (photo: Alexandria Sheriff's Office)
Paul Manafort's mug shot, released by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office. (photo: Alexandria Sheriff's Office)


Paul Manafort to Be Sent to New York's Rikers Island

By Dave Goldiner, New York Daily News

04 June 19

 

elcome to New York, Paulie!

Paul Manafort is reportedly about to be transferred to Rikers Island as prosecutors in New York prepare to try him on a string of state charges.

The disgraced Trump campaign boss would likely be placed in solitary confinement to protect him from possible attacks by fellow inmates.

Several news outlets reported the impending transfer, citing sources close to Manafort.

The gritty Big Apple lock-up might be a significant culture shock for the imprisoned con man and politico, who has been doing time in comparatively plush minimum security federal prison in Pennsylvania.

A New York grand jury charged Manafort with 16 counts including mortgage fraud and falsifying business records.

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance has said that “no one is beyond the law in New York,” noting that Manafort cannot be pardoned by President Trump for state crimes.

Manafort, who was chairman of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was sentenced to 7-1/2 years in prison by a federal judge on unrelated fraud charges.

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+22 # Kootenay Coyote 2019-06-04 17:51
May he be the first of all that gang.
 
 
+24 # futhark 2019-06-04 18:00
The fact that the American system of justice is starting to go after the Trump criminal clique in a serious manner gives me a bit more confidence that it is functioning at least in part as intended. Too bad their "Godfather" is still considered to be immune to prosecution.
 
 
+23 # Street Level 2019-06-04 18:08
Give him the same cell they gave Sandra Bland.
 
 
+8 # margpark 2019-06-04 20:19
Manafort was a high flyer millionaire 5 years ago. But gamblers loose occasionally. Manafort lost greatly because he became too involved with the nasty Trump family which should be compared to a crime family.
 
 
+12 # elizabethblock 2019-06-05 08:41
A white man, with money, a prisoner at Rikers Island! This might be a boon for people trying to do something about the horrible conditions there.
 
 
+9 # Robbee 2019-06-05 09:57
Paul Manafort to Be Sent to New York's Rikers Island
04 June 19

- P E R F E C T !
 
 
0 # xenonman 2019-06-06 10:18
Hopefully, he'll make many new boyfriends while there!