Manafort could soon be leaving PA, going to NYC jail

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NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is close to being transferred from a prison in Pennsylvania to New York City, where he faces state fraud charges.

Two people familiar with the matter said Tuesday that Manafort could be arraigned in New York as early as next week.

He would then begin a stay at the city’s notorious Rikers Island jail complex until the case is resolved.

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

Manafort is currently serving a 7 1/2-year sentence for bank fraud and other offenses.

Manhattan’s district attorney filed nearly identical charges so Manafort could be prosecuted even if he gets a presidential pardon.

Federal and local corrections officials declined to comment. Manafort’s lawyers didn’t immediately respond to messages.

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