Judge sends Manafort to jail after Mueller charges witness tampering | TheHill

Judge sends Manafort to jail after Mueller charges witness tampering | TheHill

Manafort was immediately taken into custody following the ruling and then taken to Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Va., according to CNN.

Prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington, D.C., to narrow restrictions on Manafort or send him to jail amid allegations that he tried to convince two potential witnesses to lie to investigators about lobbying work for former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

The two witnesses reported Manafort’s alleged attempt to influence them to Mueller, according to The New York Times. In a court filing on Wednesday, prosecutors appeared to have inadvertently revealed the identities of those witnesses — previously only referred to as D1 and D2 — as Alan Friedman and Eckart Sager.

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