Paul Manafort is reportedly being transferred from federal lockup to Rikers Island on Thursday of this week.
President Trump’s former campaign manager has been in a federal lockup in Pennsylvania.
The request for a transfer of Manafort was made by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr.’s (pictured below) office.
Manafort was charged with residential mortgage fraud and falsifying business records by a New York grand jury in March. Last August, Manafort was convicted of several federal counts of tax and ban related fraud connected to his work for Ukranian nationals.
Fox News reported a source close to Manafort says a transfer could come as soon as later this week.
Mr. Manafort will be held in solitary confinement for his own safety but this is what caused a decline in his health before his trial. Are they trying to break him? The Rikers Island jail is notorious for its poor conditions and violence.
This is a heartbreaking and concerning development in Mr. Manafort’s case.
Yes, he should be punished for his crimes, but the fact that he is going to solitary confinement at the notorious Rikers Island is unbelievable.
Rikers Island has been home to several violent criminals and Mr. Manafort’s white collar crimes are certainly not in that league.
The Manhattan District Attorney is a Democrat and has firmly stated that “no one is beyond the law in New York.”
Remember that the Manaforts were awoken in the middle of the night by armed FBI agents who were over the top disrespectful in their treatment of Mrs. Manafort who was in her nightgown.
The grandstanding by the feds continues with this move to a notoriously dangerous prison. Shame on Mr. Vance.