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In writing about why he placed Paul Manafort on 24-hour home lockdown, U S District Judge T S Ellis III (aka “Ellis Three-Sticks”?) wrote in his decision. . .

“Given the nature of the charges against the defendant and the apparent weight of the evidence against him, defendant faces the very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison,” wrote Ellis, who recommended that Manafort be kept on “24-hour-a-day lockdown” at his residence in Alexandria, Virginia.

Raw Story 3/13/18

Manafort is allowed out for medical, legal, and court appearances.  Period.

Also, Judge Ellis a man who, if not already, will soon be known as a very discerning judge of character, wrote. . .

“The defendant is a person of great wealth who has the financial means and international connections to flee and remain at large, as well as every incentive to do so,” the judge wrote.

Apparently not a squeak was heard coming from Manafort at that restriction.  Could it be that after considering which is the lesser of two weevils he decided that a long life behind bars was better than a short one on a park bench?


 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Considering all the crimes Manafort if guilty of on an international scale, I have no doubt he is responsible for lives being lost as well. While he may not have pulled the trigger, he did enough deals that led to murder or even mass killings around the globe.
    You are no better than the company you keep. And soon he can join the others of his kind behind bars.

  2. IS THIS THE CURRENT PENALTY FOR TREASON? I’M NOT IN FAVOR FOR A QUICK DEATH FOR TRAITORS, SO MAYBE HE COULD HANG AFTER THE FIRST 100 YEARS.

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