Judge Orders Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort To Jail After Violating His Pre-Trial Release

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ABOVE VIDEO: Judge Orders Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort To Jail After Violating His Pre-Trial Release.

(CBS NEWS) – Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is heading to jail pending his trial, a federal judge decided Friday.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that Manafort has violated his pre-trial release and has detained him pending trial, CBS News’ Clare Hymes reports.

He was in court to face superseding charges accusing him of witness tampering, charges to which he pleaded not guilty. Manafort had previously been out on bail on house arrest, but the government requested that his bail be revoked.

Jackson said she didn’t feel she could draft an order broad enough to include any potential future violation.

“This is not middle school, I can’t take away his cellphone,” she said in court.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought additional charges against Manafort and longtime associate Konstantin Kilimnik, accusing them of obstructing justice.

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