President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is getting a shiny new accessory.
Manafort will be outfitted with a second GPS monitoring bracelet, BuzzFeed News reports, after he pleaded not guilty Thursday to tax and fraud charges in Virginia federal court. The bracelet will join the original tracking device he was assigned last month, after he pleaded not guilty to Washington, D.C.-based charges. The Virginia probation officer told the judge that she wouldn’t have access to tracking data from the D.C.-based bracelet, hence the need for a second monitoring device, writes BuzzFeed News reporter Zoe Tillman.
Manafort’s plea of not guilty to the 18-count indictment is a part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Moscow. After his previous not-guilty plea in D.C., Manafort was put on home confinement and GPS monitoring.
Manafort lives in Virginia, and was indicted there in February, over accusations that he concealed his business dealings with Russia-friendly officials in Ukraine,