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USA Today, May 13, 2020: Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort released from prison amid coronavirus pandemic
"Paul Manafort has been released from prison and is now in home confinement as the coronavirus pandemic spreads in the federal corrections system. Todd Blanche, one of Manafort's attorneys, said the 71-year-old was released Wednesday morning. Manafort is serving a combined sentence of 7½ years in prison from two criminal cases that resulted from the special counsel investigation on Russia's election meddling in 2016. "
This follows a request by Manafort to be released to serve his sentence from home during the coronavirus citing his age and health conditions that put him at "high risk" of a COVID-19 infection. This is after Attorney General Barr announced a plan to expedite the release of vulnerable prisoners to home confinement as infections and fatalities mounted.
“Given the speed with which this disease has spread through the general public, it is clear that time is of the essence,” Barr said then. However, "the pandemic has not reached the low-security prison in Loretto, Pennsylvania, where Manafort was held. His attorneys said it's only a matter of time before the infection spreads in the facility."
So Manafort has served less than a year of his sentence behind bars. How convenient. Does he have some kind of "most favored" status?