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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 01:51 PM

Paul Manafort has phone, email, 'VIP' treatment in jail, prosecutors say

Source: Washington Post

Paul Manafort has told people he is being treated like a “VIP” in jail, where he has his own phone and computer, writes emails and does not have to wear a uniform, according to a court filing Wednesday.

In arguing that Manafort’s July 25 trial in Alexandria federal court on bank and fraud charges should not be delayed, prosecutors said the former Trump campaign manager has been fully able to prepare while incarcerated in Northern Neck Regional Jail. Moreover, attorneys for Robert S. Mueller III’s special counsel probe say Manafort wants the trial delayed only for strategic reasons.

He speaks to his attorneys every day and often multiple times a day, they said. While the calls are limited to 15 minutes in length, there is no limit on how many calls he can make. “Among the unique privileges Manafort enjoys at the jail are a private, self-contained living unit, which is larger than other inmates’ units, his own bathroom and shower facility, his own personal telephone, and his own workspace to prepare for trial,” the prosecutors wrote. “Manafort is also not required to wear a prison uniform. On the monitored prison phone calls, Manafort has mentioned that he is being treated like a ‘VIP.’”

Manafort has also “developed a workaround” to send emails, which jail prisoners normally would not be allowed to do, according to prosecutors: “In order to exchange emails, he reads and composes emails on a second laptop that is shuttled in and out of the facility by his team. When the team takes the laptop from the jail, it re-connects to the Internet and Manafort’s emails are transmitted.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/paul-manafort-has-phone-email-vip-treatment-in-jail-prosecutors-say/2018/07/11/2b7201b6-851d-11e8-8f6c-46cb43e3f306_story.html?utm_term=.250ed2713aab

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Reply Paul Manafort has phone, email, 'VIP' treatment in jail, prosecutors say (Original post)
Mrs. Overall Jul 11 OP
mikeysnot Jul 11 #1
Dave Starsky Jul 11 #2
FakeNoose Jul 11 #10
greymattermom Jul 11 #3
ArizonaLib Jul 11 #4
lagomorph777 Jul 11 #16
cornball 24 Jul 11 #5
braddy Jul 11 #6
Firestorm49 Jul 11 #7
Ccarmona Jul 11 #8
UCmeNdc Jul 11 #9
Gothmog Jul 11 #11
Mr. Sparkle Jul 11 #12
Botany Jul 11 #13
noneof_theabove Jul 11 #14
SeattleVet Jul 11 #15
YOHABLO Jul 11 #17
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Owl Jul 12 #19

Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 01:54 PM

1. WTF!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 01:54 PM

2. I think he's in there for protection...

Rather than punishment.

Putin's been serving a lot of radioactive cocktails lately.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:17 PM

10. He violated his house-arrest deal

...when he tried to contact witnesses and tamper with their testimony. That's why he's in jail, and for no other reason.

Putin has no reason to go near Manafort, unless he decides to flip. If that happens he'll get a new identity and disappear.
At least that would be my guess. I don't know how Paulie-boy would save his wife and daughters if he flips though.



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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 01:54 PM

3. So let him stay there

for a few years or so.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 01:54 PM

4. Jail time?

I bet when he is sentenced, this counts toward time served. Must be nice.

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Response to ArizonaLib (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:21 PM

16. Sure - subtract a few months from 187 years.

I'm feeling generous.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 01:55 PM

5. VIP - VERY IMPORTANT PRISONER

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 01:58 PM

6. California does this for prisoners who can pay, they shouldn't.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 01:59 PM

7. The Privilege of Money

Two sets of standards. One for “them that got”, and one for “them that don’t.”

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:07 PM

8. No Mention of Whether He's Allowed to Dye His Hair n/t

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:07 PM

9. WTF??????

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:24 PM

11. You got to be kidding

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:45 PM

12. Case 43254336431 of republicans getting special treatment shocker. n/t

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:52 PM

13. He is in protective care because he wouldn't "mix well" w/the general population and as for

his, "not required to wear a prison uniform" bit that may or may not be true but once he
is sent away after his trial he will be rocking the prison uni of that facility.

Manafort is just trying to bluster his way to having the public think he isn't in jail.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:53 PM

14. Tampering with witnesses....

and gets open communication to the outside.

Oh, wait, does someone read what is going in and out.

Hearing the Hunger Games "Hanging Tree" in my ears.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 03:34 PM

15. Perhaps the new facility will be able to reign him in little better.

His current accommodations sound better than many vacation condos we've stayed in. Don't know WTF he's complaining about.

Oh, yeah - and his current legal team needs to be disbarred for facilitating his illegal back-channel communications, which is probably in violation of a large part of standing court orders regarding his incarceration.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:58 PM

17. He's an elite. What does anyone expect. This administration is the most corrupt ..ever.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:41 PM

18. This is getting coverage around the US and the world - Embarrassing!

UK:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/11/paul-manafort-says-hes-being-treated-like-a-vip-in-jail

Boston Globe:
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2018/07/11/manafort-treated-prison-vip-with-his-own-bathroom-shower-and-phone/iOCoA6IQFnnvDHAtzqCaCI/story.html

After seeing the hell some people I've known go through in the justice system, there's something sickening about executive privilege for some in jail. We seem to be totally consumed by economic inequality in all aspects of our lives these days.

Where the hell does Manafort get all the money for this kind of treatment?

...........

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:40 AM

19. Has he moved into his new prison yet? Can't find confirmation.

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