Paul Manafort Sells Florida Mansion To His Wife For The Price Of Two Lattes
Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, signed a deed on Oct. 25 in his Virginia prison that transferred his five-bedroom mansion in Florida’s Palm Beach Gardens to his wife for $10. The document, witnessed by two members of his legal team and stamped with the seal of a Virginia notary, was filed five days later with the Palm Beach County Clerk.
“He has stated his goal is to make sure his family is taken care of,” said Barbara McQuade, a former United States attorney who now teaches law at the University of Michigan. “That might have been what he was trying to do.”
As part of that agreement, he pledged to cooperate with Mueller’s investigation and to forfeit homes including his condominium at Trump Tower in New York. Manafort is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 8. The government’s charge that Manafort breached his agreement doesn’t change the status of Manafort’s guilty pleas or the forfeitures.