Though Manafort's lawyers have said he spends almost all of his days in solitary confinement, prosecutors described his living arrangements as a "private, self-contained living unit, which is larger than other inmates" units' with its own bathroom and shower.
Manafort is scheduled for trial on July 25 on assorted charges arising from his Ukrainian political work.
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The cases are U.S. v. Manafort, 17-cr-201, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (Washington), and 18-cr-83, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia (Alexandria).
The jail where Manafort spent the last month is in Warsaw, Virginia, nearly 100 miles from Washington, D.C. Manafort has been charged with money laundering, bank fraud, and other violations. Manafort's remarks appear to undermine his counsel's argument that detaining their client unfairly impedes their ability to prepare for trial.
Judge T.S. Ellis, overseeing the Alexandria case, ordered Manafort's transfer after the defendant argued that he could not properly prepare for the trial because he was too far away from his lawyers, Reuters reports. The Alexandria jail had experience with high-profile defendants "including foreign and domestic terrorists, spies and traitors", Ellis wrote. Mueller's special counsel team has hit Manafort with three superseding indictments in two federal courts - Washington, D.C., and Virginia - amounting to more than 40 charges related to money laundering, tax and bank fraud, conspiracy, and other financial crimes that largely predate his time on the Trump campaign.
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'On the monitored prison phone calls, Manafort has mentioned that he is being treated like a "VIP",' prosecutors quoted him as having said.
Paul Manafort has moved, over his objections, to a new jail with a history of illustrious guests. According to Mueller's team, Manafort stays in a larger "living unit", uses a private bathroom, has access to a separate workspace, has his own telephone and doesn't wear a prison uniform. The judge in that case, Amy Berman Jackson, ordered Manafort to be jailed last month after he was accused of attempting to convince potential witnesses to lie on the stand.
Manafort's lawyers responded Wednesday saying Mueller's description of his jail conditions, while generally accurate, were a "cavalier dismissal of the challenges of preparing for back-to-back complex white collar criminal trials" while locked up. The unit includes a work space and a private shower.
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They also recently provided Manafort with 8,290 documents from the computer of his former business partner, Rick Gates, who has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with the prosecution.