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Paul Manafort says he's being treated 'like a VIP' in jail

One trial is set for July 25 in Alexandria, Virginia, and the second case in Washington, D.C., has a September 17 trial date.

Ex- Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort has left the jail where he recently boasted of being treated like a "VIP," and has landed in a new lockup with a new inmate outfit. Still, when Alexandria federal judge T.S. Ellis III ordered him transferred to a facility closer to the courthouse, the former worldwide political consultant rebelled, arguing he was better off staying put.

The occasion of the mugshot was that Manafort was moved to a jail in Alexandria, Virginia thanks to his attorneys in a move that can only be described as a "clusterfuck".

But prosecutors wrote that in a taped phone call from prison, Manafort told the person on the other end, "I've gone through all the discovery now". While Manafort was not required to wear a jail-issued uniform at Northern Neck Regional Jail where he was being housed until Thursday morning, Bertsch says all inmates at the jail in Alexandria are required to wear the dark green jail jumpsuits used at that facility. According to the filing, Manafort reads and writes emails on a second laptop that his team brings in and out of the prison.

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Though Manafort's lawyers have said he spends almost all of his days in solitary confinement, prosecutors described his living arrangements as a "private, self-contained living unit, which is larger than other inmates' units" with its own bathroom and shower.

He also has a personal laptop, they say, with an extension cord so he can use it in his unit and not just the workroom.

The document said Manafort enjoys "VIP" privileges at the prison he's incarcerated in, has had over 100 phone calls with his lawyers, and is able to write and receive emails, among other things. Ellis insisted this week that the transfer proceed even after Manafort's lawyers, citing concerns Tuesday about his safety and adjusting to a new jail so close to his trial date, asked that he stay put.

"Manafort has revealed on the monitored phone calls that in order to exchange emails, he reads and composes emails on a second laptop that is shuttled in and out of the facility by his team", the USA said. The "Defendant's access to counsel and his ability to prepare for trial trumps his personal comfort", noted Ellis. Manafort is scheduled for trial on July 25 on assorted charges arising from his Ukrainian political work. When his lawyers leave the facility, they reconnect it to the internet and Manafort's emails are sent.

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Manafort's lawyers responded Wednesday saying Mueller's description of his jail conditions, while generally accurate, were a "cavalier dismissal of the challenges of preparing for back-to-back complex white collar criminal trials" while locked up.

Manafort has been held at Northern Neck after a judge revoked his house arrest last month.

Prosecutors also said Manafort knew his refusal to let the Virginia bank and tax-fraud charges be combined with the D.C. case would likely lead to this schedule.

The 69-year old is now under arrest for bank fraud and money laundering with his criminal trial set to commence later this month. Manafort has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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Hull said that when jail officials learned Manafort was communicating by email, his attorneys were told to stop the practice.

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