Paul Manafort, a former chairman of Donald Trump’s campaign team, has gone home from Pennsylvania prison, where he is now under house arrest.
Manafort was sentenced to a total of 7.5 years in prison in two lawsuits last year for a range of offences including tax evasion.
Local media reported that he was picked up by his wife, among others.
He successfully asked for house arrest, because there would be a high risk of contracting the new coronavirus in the penitentiary.
The authorities have agreed to the request of the convicted lobbyist, political consultant, hustler and businessman because he is 71 years old and has health problems.
At the time, Manafort was one of the best-known figures that special investigator Robert Mueller had in mind during his investigation (2017-2019) into alleged contacts between Trump’s campaign staff and people or institutions in Russia.
Trump’s claim that those contacts were made in bad faith has always been called a nothing-based witch-hunt. The affair is called ‘Russiagate’.