Rikers Island stay for Manafort possible

Published on Tuesday, 4 June 2019 19:57
Written by The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, who is already behind bars in Pennsylvania on a federal conviction, is close to being transferred into custody in New York City to face state fraud charges, two people familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

Manafort, a New Britain native, could be arraigned on the state charges as early as next week and then begin a stay at the city’s notorious jail complex on Rikers Island until the case is resolved, the people said.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. made a request for his office to pick up Manafort at the federal lockup using a law providing for the transfer of prisoners under indictment in another jurisdiction, they added.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the case.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Tuesday, 4 June 2019 19:57. Updated: Tuesday, 4 June 2019 19:59.