A mugshot of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort emerged on social media Thursday after he was booked at a detention facility closer to the lawyers defending him in his two upcoming federal trials.
Manafort was moved from Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Va., to Alexandria Detention Center, Va., after arguing his case in the state should be delayed and moved because he had not had enough time to prepare given the distance from his attorneys and limited electronic and phone access.
Manafort is facing charges of bank and tax fraud in the Eastern District of Virginia following his work as a lobbyist in Ukraine. The charges stem from special counsel Robert Mueller’s federal Russia investigation. Manafort has pleaded not guilty.
T.S. Ellis III, the federal judge overseeing Manafort’s Virginia case, said on Wednesday that legal counsel for Manafort and Mueller were due in court on July 17 to give oral arguments on whether to shift the trial location from Alexandria, Va., a Washington suburb, to Roanoke, Va., or to postpone it.
Manafort is also facing charges in Washington, D.C., where a federal judge ordered him to be sent to jail in June after he was indicted on additional allegations of witness tampering. That trial is set to begin in September.