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A Federal judge’s gag order in Manafort, Gates case
Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s two-page order, the defendant, potential witnesses and lawyers, does not limit any statements to the media or the public, ‘there is a substantial likelihood of material prejudice to this case.’
A U.S. district court judge on Friday of the former trump-campaign-manager Paul Manafort released from house arrest on $10 million bail.
Manafort allowed to live in his Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, home, even though he was an 11 p.m.-7 a.m. curfew, according to court documents.
To travel Manafort, linen fees, including the money and not registering as foreign agent, will be allowed to Washington to appear before the court, and to meet with his ” legal team. However, he needs permission from the court to travel anywhere.
“Every movement, the permit is submitted has to explain a week before the scheduled trip and must be why the planned meeting could not take place, who wrote in Florida, or through the use of a telephone or the internet,” Judge Amy Berman Jackson.
Manafort is also necessary to stay away from public and private airports as well as railway and bus stations.
Manafort and his former business partner, Richard Gates, told, himself in to Federal authorities last month. The accusations against them were to be brought under the first, that of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as he investigates the Russian participation in the 2016 presidential elections.
Manafort, 68, pleaded points on not guilty to all charges and was placed under house arrest.
While under house arrest, Manafort worked on an Op-Ed with a colleague who was “evaluated, the relations” to a Russian secret service, according to court papers.
Manafort, the next court hearing is scheduled for the morning of Jan. 16, 2018.
Manafort, was the subject of a longstanding investigation into its business in the Ukraine a few years ago– he’s not the file as a foreign agent, until June 2017. But Müller has taken up the investigation in his own views, Russia’s interference in the election in 2016, and possible collusion with the trump staff.
Fox News’ Kaitlyn Schallhorn contributed to this report.