Manafort Required to Wear GPS Tracking Device

A Federal Judge in Virginia has ordered former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort to wear a GPS Monitoring device while he awaits trial.  Manafort was indicted on charges of tax and bank fraud.  This is his second GPS monitoring device.  The original device was put on after he entered a not guilty plea in charges he faces out of a Washington DC case where he stands accused of money laundering and failing to register as a foreign agent.  In the Virginia case, Manafort has been indicted on 18 counts.  He must be on 24-hour-a-day lockdown except for medical and legal reasons.  The judge also noted that Manafort had access to significant financial means and could pose a flight risk.

In addition to the requirement that Manafort submit to home incarceration with location monitoring, he was required to post a $10,000,000 unsecured bond.  According to the Judge’s order Manafort must remain in his Alexandria, Virginia home unless to attend court proceedings, medical appointments and religious observances with the preapproval of his pretrial services officer.  Manafort was required to surrender his passport and submit to substance abuse testing as conditions of his release.