Paul Manafort was been released from jail and will be allowed to serve the remainder of his sentence at home because of health risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report.
Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, was released this week from FCI Loretto:
Manafort was released from FCI Loretto in central Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning, the two sources said. When reached by ABC News a lawyer for Manafort declined to comment on the matter. The Bureau of Prisons also did not immediately respond to a request for comment…The decision to move Manafort to home confinement comes after his attorneys wrote a letter to the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) last month requesting that he be immediately transferred to home confinement because he is at high risk of contracting COVID-19 because of his age and pre-existing conditions.
Manafort’s lawyers requested that the jail “immediately transfer Mr. Manafort to home confinement to serve the remainder of his sentence or, alternatively, for the duration of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with Attorney General William Barr’s directives.”
Manafort was hospitalized in December of 2019 due a “cardiac event.”