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US moves to take control of Manafort’s Trump Tower condo

The federal judge who presided over the Virginia trial of Paul Manafort is pressing for an expedited sentencing of the former Trump campaign chairman in a move that could interfere with Manafort's separate agreement to cooperate with Russia special counsel Robert Mueller.

The federal judge who presided over the Virginia trial of Paul Manafort (pictured) is pressing for an expedited sentencing of the former Trump campaign chairman in a move that could interfere with Manafort's separate agreement to cooperate with Russia special counsel Robert Mueller. | AP file photo

WASHINGTON — The federal government is moving to take control of the Trump Tower condo of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

That property is one of several that Manafort agreed to forfeit under a plea deal last month with the office of special counsel Robert Mueller.

In a court filing Friday, prosecutors said the government would take control and custody on or after Oct. 20 of the Trump Tower condo and a luxury estate in the Hamptons. Mueller’s also moving to seize other New York properties of Manafort’s as well as funds from different bank accounts.

Manafort pleaded guilty last month to charges related to his Ukrainian political consulting work and agreed to cooperate with Mueller’s investigation. He had earlier been found guilty in a trial in Virginia.

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