U.S. judge sends ex-Trump campaign head Manafort to jail pre-trial

U.S. judge sends ex-Trump campaign head Manafort to jail pre-trialBy Sarah N. Lynch and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A judge on Friday sent longtime Republican political operator and businessman Paul Manafort to jail pending trial after a charge of witness tampering, the latest episode in a slow fall from grace of a man who was President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman in 2016. Manafort, a target of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election, has been indicted on mostly financial-related charges, including conspiring to launder money and defraud the United States. Manafort had been on home confinement in Virginia, and was required to wear an electronic monitoring device.



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