Manafort Transferred to Federal Prison in Wayne County

CANAAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, sentenced last month to federal prison, has been transferred to a facility in Wayne County.

Paul Manafort is now being housed in the minimum security section at USP Canaan near Waymart.

Manafort was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison last month as part of a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller on federal conspiracy, money laundering, and other charges.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Manafort, 70, will be one of about 110 inmates in the prison's satellite camp, which largely houses white-collar criminals. That separates Manafort from more than 1,000 inmates housed in the high-security part of the prison. That section is where convicted killer and gang member Jessie Con-ui stabbed and killed federal Correctional Officer Eric Williams of Nanticoke in 2013.

The one-time Trump campaign chairman still faces mortgage fraud and conspiracy charges in New York State.

He is scheduled to be released on Christmas Day 2024.

Manafort is not the only high-profile white-collar criminal to serve time at USP Canaan.

Timothy Rigas was an executive at the Pittsburgh-based cable TV company Adelphia Communications when he and his father John Rigas were convicted in 2004 for bank fraud.

John Rigas finished his term in 2016. Timothy Rigas remains in the same satellite camp at the facility where Manafort is now locked up.

*An earlier version of this story identified Paul Manafort as a Trump campaign adviser. Manafort served as the Trump campaign chairman between May 2016 and August 2016 after joining the campaign in March 2016.

14 comments

  • Joe H (@Jhjove)

    Who’s talking dossier? I’m talking resume. His past 10+ years he had developed contacts with the russians before being hired by ‘Rump. So evidently this was either overlooked and/or accepted. On top of this he was already involved with schemes with money laundering. And a coup? Geez, read the report. I’d rather the congress get on with running the country. But there is enough in the redacted readings to begin investigations.

    • yabbadabbadude

      The “investigations” are over. Now it’s just harassment – nothing more and nothing less. Personally, I’m glad the democrats aren’t getting on with the business of running the country. They ruin America a little more with each and every “law” they make.

    • thewizardsrevenge

      Manafort’s crimes had nothing to do with the Trump campaign. They were from years earlier, were known, and nobody was interested in prosecuting him until he worked for Trump.

      • Joe H (@Jhjove)

        So you are saying that ‘Rump and his staffers knew of his crimes and Russian connections and STILL hired him? Sort of a vetting process failure or a criminal hiring a criminal.

      • yabbadabbadude

        “Russian connections”? LOL. That’s not what Mueller’s report says. Back to screaming at the sky for you.

      • Joe H (@Jhjove)

        The russian connections were known before the mueller report. But then you’d have to investigate and read for yourself instead of being spoon feed wingnut. Keep on winning (whining).

      • yabbadabbadude

        You mean the fake dossier that the democrats used to start this attempted coup of a sitting president? The investigation into that nonsense is about to begin, and you won’t like the outcome.

      • darkhorse6669

        I guess yabbadabba thinks that if you get elected you can and should commit whatever crime you want without any consequences… Dont question anything! just watch fox and listen to rush and take everything they say as gospel.

    • telzeyamberdon

      I doubt Trump will pardon Manafort as there are charges for state crimes (unpardonable by the president) in New York that will be filed very quickly should it happen. This would make Trump look weak as the fact that his pardon is useless will be exposed, so I don’t think he’ll even go there.

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