Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will be allowed to spend Christmas in the Hamptons with his family.
U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Monday Manafort can spend Christmas in the Hamptons even though he is still under house arrest. However, he has to file a detailed itinerary and is still under GPS monitoring.
On Friday, Jackson approved a $10 million bail agreement and a release from house arrest for Manafort to his house in South Florida, and she didn't seem pleased with the new request.
"It is somewhat burdensome to the Court and to Pretrial Services for defendant to ask now that a new set of conditions be crafted to accommodate an entirely different arrangement and the motion seeks more flexibility than will be granted given the fact that the defendant has not yet satisfied the conditions for his release from home confinement,” Jackson wrote in her Monday afternoon order.
Manafort has been on house arrest at his property in Virginia since special counsel Robert Mueller indicted him and his associate Rick Gates on charges including money laundering stemming from his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Both Manafort and Gates have pleaded not guilty to all charges.